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This units gives students opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence in Louisiana. * Make connections between the rhythms of the music and those of the French language.
Est-ce que ton animal grand ou petit? Pair up your beginning French speakers for a game of Pet Guess Who! Using pet advertisements from newspapers or the Internet, pairs try to guess what kind of animal their partner has. Also, use the list of pet vocabulary provided to create a PowerPoint to introduce your class to the new vocabulary terms. A grammar worksheet is also attached, but these exercises might be too advanced for a beginning class.
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like de la and du), and then play a game using their new vocabulary words. There's also a fun role-play activity that has learners step into the place of a presenter on a TV cooking show.
Note: This is the teacher's guide to Pimsleur's French lesson called "Describe & Compare." The guide discusses the lesson's purpose, objectives, and designed learning outcomes. It presents information on each of the activities the class is asked to complete in their packet. It doesn't actually have the answers for the exercises in their packets, but it does give some helpful reminders for the teacher.
This teacher guide provides several ideas for how to structure a unit on the futur simple. Start by having your class read the short passage provided about Google. As they read, pupils should categorize verbs by type to highlight verbs used in the future tense. While a few different activities are suggested, consider using the fortune-teller to engage your class. It's simple: pair kids up; one acts as the fortune-teller, and one acts as the client. Obviously both the questions and the answers will be in the future tense!
Review the conditional form and French articles while talking about French cuisine. Learners complete sentences with the correct article or verb in the conditional tense. There's also an exercise that requires learners to know the various verb forms that can be used with si + le conditionel.
How many different hobbies can you name in French? Using this question, French classes are asked to list as many hobbies as they can. Although the activities themselves are not included in this teacher guide, you could create them yourself using the descriptions. There are two game choices worth looking at. The most interesting one has learners guess the names of sports and hobbies based on a who am I? game where only yes-or-no answers are permitted.
Oú est la cuisine? Several activities are suggested here to develop and further vocabulary acquisition for your beginning French speakers. They draw pictures of different rooms in a house and place objects around the room. Then, using prepositions, they describe where the objects are located. There is a series of questions and answers for partner pairs to practice, and there are websites with additional materials. Great activities to create or supplement your unit!
Create a flyer and act as a restaurant owner! In small groups, French language learners will create a flyer or brochure to advertise a particular restaurant. If you're looking for an abbreviated version of this instructional activity, consider providing different restaurant profiles to assign each group.
Work a few of these activities into your unit on jobs and professions for beginning French speakers. This teacher's guide focuses on feminine and masculine word endings, and introduces the teacher to different opportunities for oral practice. Example dialogues are included.
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great way to reach beginning language learners, definitely encourage your class to bring in family portraits, as suggested. This will help them recognize the French word(s) for each family member.
Qui est Thomas? Oú est-it? Beginning French speakers review the words qui, oú, and comment to form questions. They practice writing and asking questions, and the final exercise has them match the questions with their answers. Help your learners master these question words!
Students name and locate countries of Africa and Antilles on a map. They draw the flag of each country, and explain the significance of its design. Students research one country, and one author to research. They create a time-line of France's involvement in Africa and the Antilles.
Introduce your intermediate French speakers to the future tense with this plan. The plan is broken up into teacher tasks and student tasks, making it clear and easy to understand. There are also three worksheets included, but only one focuses on the future tense. It appears some of the information comes from the Holt French 3 book.