Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz
Day and Date : 11/12
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: “Les Shadoks”
Goal of the class: Work on oral comprehension and the absurd in a foreign language
How did you structure the class?
I made the students listen twice to the soundtrack of a video which tells a story. They were supposed to understand as much as they could before I even showed them the video part. Ten they could see it and they were subsequently asked to fill out missing verbs in the past tense in a text. Ten we watched a few more episodes of the cartoon and I asked them comprehension questions.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Youtube for the cartoons
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The reception was mixed, both because the language was a little difficult for them to understand and the humor as well. It is an old French TV show which is famous for its absurd humor. But once we reviewed the vocabulary and once everything was understood, the students really liked it.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
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