Song “Le Tourbillon”

How did you pick this theme or topic?

This song was going to be sung by French professors Monique and Virginie for the last performance of the Special Dinner (as a music video), and I thought that having students on stage would be more interactive, so I had them learn the lyrics to be ready to go on stage on Sunday. The song is also famous in France, even though it is very old, it is a classic, so it’s always good to make the students discover classic songs and practice their comprehension skills.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Handout with the lyrics – fill in the blanks

How did students react?

They reacted well, they liked the tune and the lyrics were rather easy to catch.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They asked me questions about the vocabulary, the meaning of certain expressions…

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Youtube video

Please attach a copy.


Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes, they always like to fill in the blanks and discover songs.