Alejandro Lo Celso conducted a typedesign workshop in Toulouse, south of France last May 2004. Its interesting to see how, despite various ways to doing it, writing is still the best way to give essential elements to students to understand type. The website is in Flash, so, follow the links and click on story to read the comments about it. Check also on same website, is comments and images on his visit to a Design school in Chile in 2003.
Have fun with letters as real body is great to understand boring typography!