How did you pick this theme or topic?
We had talked about French stereotypes, but this topic is so vast that there is a lot to say about it – talking about general stereotypes, stereotypes in movies, stereotypes of Americans or other nations…
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They reacted very well. As for the French stereotypes, they had a lot to say and were curious to share their opinions.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes they engaged a lot with each other when discussing the different stereotypes and also engaged with me at the end to know what I thought.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Slips of papers
Handouts with a chart (stereotypes in movies)
Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I think it was very productive and created a lot of speech from the students’ part.
1. American stereotypes – General discussion
⇒ Have you ever experienced stereotyping in France or abroad?
2. 10 stereotypes – game
⇒ Each one has to read the slip of paper with statements
⇒ The others have to guess which stereotype it is
3. General stereotypes in movies (chart with nerd/professors/old people…) – they have to give examples of movies
⇒ Have to work in pair
⇒ General discussion about it