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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
This is an activity designed for group competition. Students are shown slides with questions that can be answered with a number, such as “Combien de planètes y-a-t-il dans notre système solaire?”, then, they must discuss the correct answer in their groups. Each group is called on for a response. The groups that answer correctly in French receive a point.
For students who have just learned their numbers, I give them one point for answering correctly, two points for answering correctly in French. This way all students can participate.
For larger numbers, the team that gets closest to the correct answer wins the point, or points.
Students love this game and it is amazing to see how fast they learn their numbers when they are motivated to win the game!
57 slides are included, I will be adding more over time. Enjoy!
This document has 150 different editable French warm-ups with a Proverb or Quote of the day, Verb of the day and Classroom expression. There is also an opening page with a question for the date, day and weather. I use these daily with the date/day of the week/weather of the day, then move to one of the other 150 warm-up activities to begin class. Fosters interesting discussion and is great for traveling teachers who can project these on a LCD projector to begin class.
This is a powerpoint & vocabulary handout I created as part of a unit on French art. Students guess the items that are hidden in the French paintings, in a competitive team game. Students love playing this guessing game after learning about French art.
This is a powerpoint with French Trivia clues. Students work in teams to compete against each other in finding the solutions to the clues.
There are 100 slides with 50 French Culture items, one slide with 5 clues and the next slide with the correct answer & visuals.**