French Pronunciation Teacher Resources
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'Hastings' and the English Language
Follow the development of the English language from its Anglo-Saxon roots. Various Germanic, Roman, and French words helped form our English vocabulary and are incorporated into this quiz. See how well you know the beginnings of English words with 10 multiple-choice questions.
Getting to Know You
Learners are introduced to the French language. Individually, they are given an index card in which they fill out their information and then introduce themselves to their classmates using key phrases. They also identify their family members and what types of housing they reside in. In groups, they review the numbers and the alphabet.
ESOL: Pronouncing Multi-Syllable Words
Twelfth graders in an ESOL class discover where to place the stress in multi-syllable words. Through drill and practice sessions they identify a variety of stress patterns for words containing multi-syllables. In pairs, 12th graders pattern their responses after teacher demonstrations of correct stress and pronunciation.
First graders speak French and explore how to ask and tell the time of day.
Les Cartes "Au Poisson"
Seventh graders engage in the study of the French language in order to learn the words needed to play "Go Fish". They use cooperative learning in small groups to practice the words while being engaged in the playing of the card game.
Similarities Between African Folktales And French Folktales
Students study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on Storytelling to fight the mental passivity resulting from the use and abuse of TV.
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Students engage in an activity that exposes them to the process of learning a foreign language. The cognitive steps a learner goes through is taught. The basic word forms of the language are discussed.
French -er Verbs
Seventh graders practice French verb endings. In this French verbs lesson, 7th graders identify French verb endings with -er. Students conjugate French verbs and examine the grammar involved with subject pronouns.
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!
Why Do I Have This Name?
Eleventh graders read short texts about the meaning of African and French names and how babies are named in France and Africa. They create and present a skit in which the parents and grandparents of a newborn baby choose a name.
Major Regional Dialects
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect. They trace historical events that have shaped the current major regional dialects.
La forme et la santé
Healthcare varies from one country to the next. Introduce your high schoolers to the healthcare system in France and some of the vocabulary words used to describe one's health. There are several activities detailed in these pages. You could play "Simon Says" with your class, practice the dialogue provided, or create voodoo-like dolls to practice identifying the correct illness according to location. Since sewing an actual voodoo doll is probably not a possibility (as the lesson suggests), use paper forms instead.
Les pays et les nationalités
I live in the United States, and I am American. Where do you live? Teach your beginning French speakers how to politely inquire where another is from. Twenty-five countries are introduced (like the United States, France, Italy, Spain, etc.), and the final slide offeres a quick practice opportunity. Can your class remember the correct French pronunciation for each country shown?
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the Vietnam War. They will be enthralled by the growing tension between North and South Vietnam, and the increasing political and military presence of the U.S. It also details the My Lai Massacre, which could prompt a class discussion on the ethics of battle.
American Sign Language—Food
Teach your American Sign Language class how to sign basic food items like pizza, apple, and orange. Lots of graphics (included) are used to play a game of concentration. Note: You'll have to be familiar with the signs themselves before you begin because no description of the signs is provided.
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With 18 categories in both Latin American Spanish and Castellano, learners of all ages will enjoy developing vocabulary and hearing the differences in dialects. Featuring a learning mode and a practice mode, teach yourself words about transportation, family, animals, clothing, and much more.
What's Your English?
How are British English and American English different? Start by watching the rap battle video (attached). It is truly funny, and your kids are sure to enjoy the humor. Then, included in the packet are several short activities to build vocabulary. A transcript of the rap is also included. Don't worry, it is entirely appropriate for your middle schoolers!
Cinco de Mayo
Students identify three celebration activities participated in Cinco de Mayo and explain their significance.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Students study Cinco de Mayo. They discuss words associated with Cinco de Mayo and review the events surrounding the Battle of Puebla. They compare the lives and careers of the President of the U.S. and the President of Mexico. They make tortilla wraps and discuss words in Spanish.
Cinco de Mayo
Students become familiar with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the reasons Mexico fought for independence. For this Cinco de Mayo lesson, students write a KWL about Cinco De Mayo. Students explore celebration vocabulary in Spanish. Students recognize how the celebration of Cinco de Mayo is unique. Students write a story using Spanish words.