A booklet of differentiated activities in French, based around the 6 minute short film
'Quais de Seine by Gurinder Chadha.
This charming short film made in 2006 by the female director of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’, ‘Quais de Seine’ is a 6 minute section of a longer film called ‘Paris Je t’aime’, a series of chapters set in various districts (arrondissements) of Paris. It is a simple, self-contained story full of ideas about race, sexism, prejudice, integration and friendship. The film is ideal for Years 10 to 13.
Available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLL4ogfxvss
The film is ideal for luring your Year 10 and 11 pupils towards French A-Level.
The booklet consists of
7 basic level activities (GCSE level)
10 more advanced activities (A-Level)
Plus an answer section for cover teachers.
There is a useful ALE (A Level Essentials) section with killer essay language which can be used in work about racism and intolerance.
The resource is another UFTELL tool: Using Film to Enthuse Language learners.
Using Film to Enhance Language-Learning
This activity booklet could easily provide 2 weeks of lesson material.
Remember: You don't need to buy the film - it's on Youtube and it's only 6 minutes long.