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My French class isn’t your ordinary “teacher talks, students listen”. Most of the time of those 4 hours/day is spent playing. And I don’t mean playing PS or Xbox video games.

We’re playing “icebreakers” (let`s put them in that category).

Here is an example. Pushing benches aside and making room in the middle of the class for everyone, we played a little game relating our likes and dislikes and discussing them. With five circles drawn in the middle, we were asked to tell others if we hate or adore something like politics, the cold or Belgium.

The most interesting responses came regarding politics. Out of 17 students (+ the teacher), 17 people said they HATE politics and political debates. Guess who said he loves politics?!

Con arguments: politicians are idiots that don’t care about the people. Politics is just another “game” where the people who make the rules are those that constantly win because they are also changing them during the “game”.

Pro arguments: politicians are idiots that don’t care about the people. Politics is just another “game”.

So it`s time to play the game.

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