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an archive of lesson plans

Author: Julien Moniz

FR S16 Study Break “Petit-déjeuner”

Petit dejeuner study break JPG

FR S16 Cultural activity “Gad Elmaleh” at Largo

Poster Gad Elmaleh JPG

FR S16 Welcome Back Party

Welcome Back Party JPG

FR S16 INT & ADV “Rencontre Minute” (Speed Dating)

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date: 02/11

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: “Finding the perfect flatmate”

 Goal of the class: Have students discuss about their perspectives on life and tastes

 How did you structure the class?

I used a handout given to me by Christelle Rolland. It is an 18 question questionnaire about one’s tastes, expectations, and self projections. We filled it up with the students and compared our answers to try and find  who would be the perfect flatmate for everyone.

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

Handout provided by Christelle

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

It was a great questionnaire and I think the students enjoyed talking about themselves and thinking about those questions.

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

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Rencontre Minute 

FR S16 INT “Self-Portraits”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date: 1/4

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Class

Class theme/topics discussed: Self-Portrait

Goal of the class: Get the students to remember their vocabulary about description.

How did you structure the class?

First I give them self-portraits that I found online. I asked the students to read them out loud and then we review the extended vocabulary of description.

finally they were asked to come up with a brief self portrait of their own.

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

Self-portraits that I found online.

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

A bit tedious to read and go through vocabulary but necessary to improve their description skills and expand their vocabulary

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Instead of many self-portrait, one could be sufficient. Also maybe come up with a handout to help them create the self-portrait.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

Link to the self-portraits we read: http://3dp6-lyceeprofessionnel-vizille.over-blog.fr/article-autoportraits-ecrits-par-les-eleves-en-cours-de-francais-91419959.html

FR S16 ADV “Powerpoint Karaoke”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

 

Day and Date: 1/17

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French advanced 

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Powerpoint Karaoke

 

Goal of the class: Work on improvisation skills

How did you structure the class?

I had gathered random powerpoint presentations, around 15 slides each.

In pairs, students had to come to the board and improvise a presentation 

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

Powerpoint presentations found online.

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

It is somewhat of a difficult exercise but it is also really fun and the class had a good laugh for an hour

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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Here are the powerpoint presentations

Aliens caseorganic2powerpointkaraoke-1226903193345528-8 Earthquakes Presentation 1 Presentation2 Presentation3 TheMeanOne

FR S16 ADV “News and Fake News Report”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date: 1/27

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): FR 13

Class theme/topics discussed: News and Fake News Report

Goal of the class: Learn about the vocabulary of the news and get to the students to work in pair in preparing a fun skit.

How did you structure the class?

First we watch a random news report. ( here the introduction of the euro currency back in 2002) Then we review so vocabulary starting with what the students already know. Then I give them additional vocabulary. Then they have 30 min to come up with a skit. They will present it next class to the rest of the students.

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

Youtube + a vocabulary sheet from Amherst College.

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

The skits at the end were really good and I think the students had fun writing and acting them. Definitely a schedule of activity I will reuse with a different theme.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It is hard to come up with an efficient and interactive way to introduce vocabulary so going through a voc. Sheet was really the best way it could be done fast and efficiently.

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 https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/courses/0708S/FREN/FREN-08-0708S/vocmedia

 

FR F15 “Institutions : l’Assemblée Nationale”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date : 11/19

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French advanced

 Class theme/topics discussed: French Instititutions/ Parliament

 Goal of the class : Read and summarize information about the French Assemblée nationale.

How did you structure the class? Students in groups of two were asked to read a full page on a particular aspect of the Assemblée Nationale. Then they had to go in front of the class and summarize the most important information on their page to the other students.

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

See handout.

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

I think it helped go over the details they had not understood/ forgotten from the video we watched during the last class and helped them find interesting questions. Develop presentation but also selection of information skills.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I should have started by a summary of what they remembered.

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Document : kit-pedagogique

FR F15 “Advertisement and Tongue Twisters”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date: 09/24

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: French advertisements + tongue twisters

Goal of the class: teach the students about some famous ads that are famous in France.

How did you structure the class? I showed many iconic French ads to the students. We discussed them a bit and reviewed the vocabulary. Then they had to come up with little skits/ads for products I chose. Finally we worked on the tongue twisters.

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

Youtube

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

The students were puzzled at the ads because the language is varied, but I still think they should be exposed to those many different ways of speaking French. They loved to do the skits and loved the tongue twisters even more.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Subtitles might have helped but then they might have not focused on the language.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

 

Lesson Summary FR13 #8

FR F15 “Proverbs”

 

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

Day and Date: 09/03

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Proverbs

Goal of the class: Make the students learn some French proverbs that can be really useful in everyday French speaking.

How did you structure the class? The first part of the class ~40 min consisted in the students trying to reconnect beginnings and ends of 30 proverbs that I had selected for them, cut in two and mixed. The second part consisted in explanations and playing little scenes to make the other students guess a proverb.

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

I used 30 proverbs cut in two.

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

It was a lot of fun. I think the students really loved it. Proverbs are an important and very interesting part of a language. They asked that I sent them the list. Also the skits were really fun

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I had no problem whatsoever with all the bits of paper and in the end I think everyone had fun.

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Lesson Summary FR13 #2

Inspired by this class. But with an original set of proverbs.

FR F15 “Leisure Time”

Language Resident Name: Julien Moniz

 

Day and Date : 11/24

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Leisure time

Goal of the class : Get the students to mobilize vocabulary about leisure activities.

 How did you structure the class

First the students were asked about the vocabulary they already knew about leisure activities. Then they discussed in pairs about their pastimes, favorites activities, etc… and were then asked to introduce their counterpart in front of the class. Finally they drew two random activities from a hat and were asked to find 5 pros for one and 5 cons for the others, still in pairs and tell them to the class.

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

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

The students spent almost all of the time speaking so the class was really effective.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

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FR 11 class 25

FR F15 Les Shadoks

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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Lesson Summary FR11 #21

French Study Break “Café et madeleines”

Study Break November JPG

French Cultural Activity “Brigitte” Concert

CA Brigitte 09:26 JPG

French Welcome Party

Welcome party

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