Conversation Class
Lesson Summary

Language and Section: French Advanced

Date: 2.7.13

Class theme/topics discussed: Advertising

Goal of the class: Make the students develop listening and argumentation skills, try open debates

Structure of the class:

– I show them five French video commercials about different topics (shampoo, dating-website, sugar, a commercial for a car that was forbidden in France because it was sexist, a commercial from the government to prevent young people from starting smoking cigarettes). We explained and commented the videos.
– They worked in groups of 4 students. I gave each group an item that they had to advertise (a vacuum cleaner, a hair-dryer, beers).

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

TV screen/computer

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

Everything worked well. We had a great debate about the commercial to prevent young people from smoking.
The advertisements they made were really fun.