Game “salade de fruits”
I had planned to talk about “friendship” but before hand to introduce a few French cultural things like talking with gestures…
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to do something “cultural”, and friendship is an interesting topic.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Game: I asked them for names of fruits. ( occasion to refresh it) then I chose 3 and assigned them to the students going around the room. (e.g: apple, pear, banana, apple, pear, banana…) Then one person was in the middle of the circle of students without the name of a fruit. That person calls the name of a fruit, or several names, and all the people in the circle who have that name have to move around and find another spot. The purpose is to get a spot. There is always someone in the middle.
I did not get to do what I had planned because they asked me a lot of questions about cultural differences. The whole class was a big discussion.
How did students react?
They initiated it
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Youtube, projector, handout
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?