Language and Section: FR 13
Class theme/topics discussed: France’s national institutions and politics
Goal of the class: Make the students able to hold a colloquial conversation about politics in French
Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (10 minutes)
-Introducing the French national institutions in interaction with the students making them read and comment the French embassy’s documents for foreign people, and the political parties (20 minutes)
-Group work : your party just won the 2012 presidential elections and your representatives holds the two assemblies, according to the party you choose, write a 5 points political program for the country (10 minutes)
-Discussion about the political program the students made up (20 minutes)
What technology, media or props did you use? (Satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
-Whiteboard, TV screen, computer, documents from the embassy.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
-The class worked well, the students were very interested in French politics and institutions, but it was a lot of information at the same time.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
-Maybe an article about the primary elections would have been interesting.