Language and Section: FR 11

Date: 09/15/11

Class theme/topics discussed: Transportation in France.

Goal of the class: make the students able to plan a trip in French and talk about it.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below): 

-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (10 minutes)

– Explaining the trip and the vocabulary (budget, departure and arrival, the French websites for subway, train, plane…) (15minutes)

– Planning of the trip in groups (20 minutes)

-Presenting the trip to the rest of the class (15 minutes)

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

-Computers (The class took place in the FLRC), whiteboards.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

-The trip in France was interesting, though some students were tired. The experience of some students that travelled in France already led the group. Nevertheless, some of them were distracted by the computers.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

-The use of a map and more geographical elements concerning France could have been useful. And also some vocabulary about using the internet in French, maybe for another course.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.