Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet
Day and Date: Monday, November 14
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Plus
Class theme/topics discussed: Start of the college year in France
Goal of the class:
Discuss about French political questions about education.
How did you structure the class?
- Warm-up: What do you remember from your first day of class in France?
- We read an article from the Le Monde (French newspaper): I will focus on pronunciation. We review the vocabulary.
- We have a debate about the questions raised by the text: How would you feel if you wanted to apply to a formation and that you could only be chosen by having your name drawing out? Positive and negative consequences.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
An article from Le Monde (see below)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The debate worked great and the students were willing to share their experience in a French college. The discussion was very spontaneous.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I’m not sure it will work with big groups (we were only four).
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