Whenever you want to reinforce accent knowledge, you can ask students to respond to questioning with actions.

I use acute / grave accent with slanted arms (often inevitabley with accompanying shouting of the accent name/sound), circumflex (two hands), and even umlauts (two punches forwards).

You can easily turn this into a game by seeing who gets the accents wrong/right.

Helps with accuracy in writing, and can also help pronunciation (at least for e acute in French!)


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