French news: bébé medicament ou bébé espoir? + project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I watched the French news the day before and thought it would be interesting to discuss it with the students.

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

Group discussion
General discussion

How did students react?

Well. I think they were interested in it and had different views about the topic so it was interesting to listen to them.

Did they engage with each other and you?


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

French news on tf1 website

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Intermediate 2/8

1. PROJECT – 15 min
⇒ In pairs, they have to find real ideas of projects(not just general ideas)
⇒ Then they explain it to the other pair
⇒ We all discuss it and decide

2. NEWS – 30 min

a. Introduction of the topic: bébé in vitro pour sauver sa soeur
b. Video:
c. We make sure they all understood the topic – 10 min
d. in pairs they discuss – 5 min

Bébé médicament ou bébé espoir?
Instrumentalisation de l’être humain?

e. then in 2 groups, one for and against
⇒ they think about arguments – 5 min
⇒ they defend their position after the other – 10 min