How did you pick this theme or topic?

It was the first class, so I wanted to get to know the students and I also wanted them to get to know each other since they were going to spend the semester together.
I also wanted to hear them speak to see their level.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I introduced myself with a powerpoint presentation – I thought it was a nice way for them to get to know me, with funny pictures – then I gave them the sheet of rules that we read together.
I decided to make them interview another student for 5/10 minutes and then introduce her partner to me and the class.
We then had a discussion about what interested them.

How did students react?
Good! They were talkative right from the start and I knew some of them so I guess it was easier for them to talk.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they had to interview each other so they talked for 10 minutes in French to each other and then made a summary of the information they managed to gather about their partner.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handout with questions to ask
Powerpoint presentation

Please attach a copy.
SP11 LP Adv 1 attachment

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, it was nice getting to know them and evaluating their level in French.