I began my class today with a short video from Yabla that talks about the bridges in Paris. I created a short worksheet with 6 questions on it. We had to play the video twice, but I think they got it.
I didn’t make much use of my subscription to Yabla last year and not at all during the first semester. I’m hoping to get more use out of it this time around. If you haven’t looked at Yabla, you should watch some of the free preview videos on the home page. They provide the entire transcript of each video and the English translation as well. The transcripts themselves are shown under the video, but they can be hidden too.
I think I’ll be showing them another video tomorrow, this time with a focus on the grammar (passé composé et imparfait) in context. Rather than have students answer questions, I’ll have them fill in the missing verbs.
I’ll let you know how it goes!