Language and Section: French Advanced
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.)
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.