Language and Section: FR 13

Date: 04/22 & 04/24

Class theme/topics discussed:
Cinema and Cannes Festival

Goal of the class:
Discovering the most viewed French movies in France
Learning the history of the Cannes Festival
Creating stories from movie posters

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

1 Video about Cannes Festival
In pairs, they have to answer the questions about this video.
Ask them some other questions related to the festival, they have to guess the answers (available on the website + which Disney movie received a Palme d’Or? Dumbo. Which countries received the most Palmes? USA – France – Italy).

2 Top 10 in France
I give them a paper with pictures from the 10 most viewed movies in France. They have to match these pictures with the title and the year, and rank them in the right order.

3 A l’affiche
Groups of 3. I give each group a poster of a movie screening now in France. Then have to imagine the story, write it down and then present it to the other students. In the end, they decide with one should receive the Palme d’Or.

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

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

I did not expect this class to last two days. They loved it. Especially when they had to create skits to present the movies. We watched the actual trailers, and they were really interested in watching them.

Top 15 films français