Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet

Day and Date: Tuesday, November 15                                        

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate 

Class theme/topics discussed: Geography

Goal of the class:

Learn about French geography and be able to use description related to geography.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up : students draw a piece of paper with a question and have to answer it.
  2. Questions with a map of France / pair-work: students answer with the help of a map with drawings.
  3. Now that they know the map, we play a game with two groups: each group chooses one student who has one minute to make the other students guess a word related to the map. The words are written on pieces of paper they have to draw. The group which wins is the one who guess the biggest number of words. N.B. : we will review some vocabulary beforehand to help the students (in the center, on the right/left, under, above, etc.).
  4. We play Geoguessr (suggestion of a student).


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

The first questionnaire is inspired by this website : The map is good, but the answers are not correct so I had to modify them a little bit.

Link for the fourth activity :

A map of France (see below)

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

The class went well, even if it was a bit messy: students were too enthusiastic, and sometimes it was hard for me to try to make them not speak at the same time. But we had a lot of fun, and the students asked a lot of questions about French regions and cities. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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