Q. I’ve been trying your dictée idea with all four levels of French and see lots of benefits. I’m curious, though, about why you insist on no English during the process. Is it just a general desire to stay in French or is there more to it than that? Dictée certainly improves listening and writing skills, but does it do more? Perhaps I’m not fully understanding what you’re striving for with it.
Also, I do use dictée time for pop-up grammar, and that has to be in English, doesn’t it?