Indispensable expressions/ typical mistakes
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Good to do that at th beginning of the semester
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I asked several students “ca va?” “ comment ca va”…so, same questions but asked in different ways. Then they responded different things, so I started from their answers and asked them for synonyms, or ways of saying the opposite. For example “ je vais bien = je suis en forme” Which is different from “ je suis malade”…
Then I asked them to express anger or joy…
I tried to made a point about typical mistakes from a direct translation of Englsih into French. Example: Qu’est ce qui se passé = what’s up, or pas beaucoup instead of pas grand chose, because they translate literally “not much…
How did students react?
They found it fun
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?