Students will discuss what pre-conceived ideas they have about French people and American people. They will then complete a checklist of fifty items, deciding whether certain statements--such as 'I am overweight', 'I always wear a beret', etc.--would be attributed to a French person, to an American person, to both persons or to neither persons. Students will discuss the statements in their groups and as a class.
Then, the class will watch a video called 'Cliché', by Cédric Villain. They will identify what stereotypes they saw in the video as well as what the cultural references were. The teacher will lead the class in a culminating discussion about the stereotypes they identified.
Students review basic French vocabulary such as colors, body parts, weather, family members, rooms of the house, clothing, fruits and vegetables, etc. while playing ten online competitive games in which they earn tokens. The winner or winners receive prizes for their efforts. A fun way to practice French vocabulary.
Note: this activity requires that each student has access to a computer.
Students will embark on a simulated Paris Adventure Trip in which they must fill out a passport, take an airplane, find their luggage, check into their hotel, go to a restaurant, go to a museum and to other places in Paris. They will fill out a handout that accompanies the website simulated game to show their progress in solving the mystery.
Students will learn terminology for discussing their emotions and will be able to talk about emotions in French after interviewing their partner and identifying what is 'le bonheur' for them personally. They will also watch two videos pertaining to emotions and do music video activities on the same theme.
Students practice their animal vocabulary with this speaking game. They take turns asking questions for points in a "Qui suis-je?" format, such as "Je suis rose et je vis dans une porcherie. J'ai un groin et une queue en tire-bouchon. Qui suis-je?" (Answer: un cochon).
Students alternate asking the questions & at the end they total their points. One student is the winner (le gagnant). Fun speaking activity for vocabulary review!
Students practice their animal vocabulary with this speaking game. They take turns asking questions for points in a question format format, such as Je suis rose et je vis dans une porcherie. J'ai un groin et une queue en tire-bouchon. Qui suis-je? (Answer: un cochon).
Students alternate asking the questions and at the end they total their points. One student is the winner (le gagnant). Fun speaking activity for vocabulary review!
Students will keep track of their learning progress with these useful grammar and vocabulary topic charts. As they progress in their learning, they move from 'I no nothing about this topic' to 'I have mastered this topic/can teach it to someone else'. An excellent tool for encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning
Over a three-day time period, students will employ the techniques used by the documentary filmmakers of the project '7 Billion Others' to learn about people around the globe and also people who live near them. They will read, write, watch, define, interview, create artwork and make presentations all focused around this documentary film.