Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet
Day and Date: Wednesday, November 2
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Plus
Class theme/topics discussed: French idiomatic expressions and proverbs
Goal of the class:
Learn some new idiomatic expressions and proverbs we use in everyday life in France.
How did you structure the class?
- Warm-up: I ask the students to tell me about idiomatic expressions they know in French, and to translate some English idiomatic expressions into French.
- We watch a video: students have to catch up the idiomatic expressions. We review the vocabulary and then the meaning of these expressions.
- I give a handout as a summary of a video: students have to match the idiomatic expression with the meaning.
- If we have time, I give them some proverbs cut into two pieces and they have to match the beginning of a sentence with the right ending and then, explain the proverbs.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
a handout with idiomatic expressions
Proverbs (beginning and ending)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
I was surprised they didn’t know many idiomatic expressions so the brainstorming at the beginning was a little useless. However the other activities were more interesting for them because they learn new vocabulary and expressions.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
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