Individual appointments + news on tv

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I had to meet with them individually but since they were just two, I didn’t want to waste the hour so the first student had his meeting for the first 10 minutes, then the other student came and we watched the news on tv5 for 15 minutes and then talked about it for 15 minutes before I had the meeting with the second student.

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

Tv channel on the tv in the lounge

How did students react?

They reacted well, they seemed happy to have the opportunity to talk to me individually. About the news, I thought it was going to be subtitled but it wasn’t the case, so they actually didn’t understand anything and I had to explain them what it was about.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They engaged with me about the class, what they liked/didn’t like. About the news, they asked some questions.

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

Satellite tv
White board

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but with news with subtitles so they can summarize in French what they understood!