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Author: Eloise Raoul

FR – S19 – Painting & Art

Advanced Conversation Class – Lesson Summary week 5 – Tuesday Class

Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul

Day and Date: 04/11/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Art – Painting – Depiction

Goal of the class: To review vocabulary and culture related to art + daily life

How did you structure the class?

1) 5 minutes :

I ask them to discuss 3 questions related to art to their partners in class by groups of two then we discuss.

2) 15 minutes: Making Art Memes:

This activity is inspired by the Facebook site : Classical Art memes. I ask them by groups of 3 or 4 to create art memes with French paintings.

 4) 40 minutes : Painting activity

This is the main activity :  a painting competition : by groups of two they have to reproduce a famous French painting in only 20 minutes. One of the students has the painting in his hands and he has to describe the painting to his partner (he, himself cannot see the painting) the reproduction of the painting his only done through the listening and the skills of the person describing.

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

-Prints of French paintings

-Painting

-Brushes

-Hard paper

-Water

What worked well in this class? What did not work? -The fact that it includes painting is very fun for the students. They really focus since they have a real aim at the end : they have to be the closest the original French painting

FR S19 – ADV – Future – Tarot Cards

Advanced Conversation Class – Lesson Summary week 4 – Thursday Class

Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul

Day and Date: 04/05/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: The future

Goal of the class: To review the future tense  

How did you structure the class?

1) 5 minutes: Warm Up & questions

I ask to each of them how is their week going, I introduce the topic: the future.

2) 15 minutes: Video – Norman – The 30 years crisis

-I introduce Norman – I ask them questions to make sure they understood the video.

3) 30 minutes: The tarot card activity

-Played by groups of two, one plays the psychic, the other plays the customer. They have fake tarot cards that I printed. We do a quick reminder about the future tense before the activity. The main goal of the activity is for them to have fun while reviewing the future tense. Each person have to tell their partners’s future and then they switch.

4) 10 minutes : “Horoscope Activity” reality vs horoscope

-They tell me which sign they are and I give them their horoscope of the week. They have to discuss with a partner in the class if they think it is possible that the things in their horoscope happen or not. Then we discuss all together.

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

-Powerpoint presentation with pictures  

-Fake Tarot card

-Horoscope copies

What worked well in this class? What did not work

They love using materials like cards, it is a fun activity that works well.

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FR S19 INT – CINEMA – PART II

Intermediate Conversation Class Lesson Summary week 2

Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul

Day and Date:  01/31/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Introduction to French cinema Part II: Series

Goal of the class: To help students be familiar with the vocabulary of the cinema in France and the culture related to it.

How did you structure the class?

1) 10 minutes – warm up – By groups of two they answer questions about French tv shows. (see ppt.)

2) 20 minutes – The creation of their own tv show. With the help of documents giving them assigned themes and genres they have to create by groups of 3 or 4 their own plot and tv show.

3) 15 minutes – presentations: They present to the whole group what is their TV show about. They can vote for their favorite one and explain why.

4) 15 minutes – We review genres of TV shows.Then by small groups they have to match the TV show pictures with its synopsis as fast as they can. To finish we discuss French tv shows, the ones they like, the ones they would like to watch etc. 

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

-Powerpoint presentation with pictures  

-Paper they have to fill to create their tv show

-Paper with the tv shows pictures

-Paper with the different synopsis

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

-They really enjoyed the “Create your own tv show” activity.

FR S19 INT – CINEMA Part I

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Intermediate Conversation Class Lesson Summary week 2

Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul

Day and Date: 01/29/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Introduction to French cinema Part I: Culture  

Goal of the class: To help students be familiar with the vocabulary of the cinema in France and the culture related to it.

How did you structure the class?

1) 5 minutes – warm up – By groups of two they answer basic questions about cinema and French films (see ppt.) 

2) 10 minutes – cultural input: I give them explanations on what is iconic in term of French cinema, we talk about the Nouvelle Vague movement and so on.

3) 15 minutes video comprehension:  Funnypresentation about Godard. I ask them to listen first, then to explain to the person next to them who Godard is, with the help of the notes on the Powerpoint they have to remember biographic elements. Then they switch so everyone gets to talk about this director.

4) 10 minutes – We watch trailers of the movies nominated this year for the Césars, we talk about the importance of trailers for them in general, they tell which movie they preferred according to their trailers. 

5) 20 Minutes  – Time’s Up Game about cinema. 1rst Round: they can make other people guess their secret celebrity with all the words they want. 2nd Round:  only 1 word. 3 round: mimes.

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

-Powerpoint presentation with pictures  

-Paper cards for the Time’s Up  

-Printed questions about trailers.

-Arte video about Godard.  

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/051682-010-A/tout-est-vrai-ou-presque/

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

-They really enjoyed the Time’s Up activity.

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