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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.
Cocorico! Wake up your pupils' French with a well-known story. The story, provided in both English and French, is designed to build fluency and help kids progress quickly in French.
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!
Eleventh and twelfth graders research and create language-immersion Web-based presentations. They choose a particular theme (family, travel, etc.) to create a webpage on the Internet. They are given a rubric to check their grammar and structure against. While a website is given to help in the creation of student webpages, I don't think it's free (as it once was).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation. The scripted unit includes a culminating activity, handouts, worksheets, a bibliography, and an assessment.
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.
Learners read short stories and legends from the Contes et legendes du monde francophone reader. They read the story on the Internet and follow the links to information on Gabon . They relate the stories in their own words in French and act out the stories to show comprehension of the differences between them.
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!