My students in my combined grades 11/12 class wrote their unit tests yesterday. So today, I got to start a brand new unit. The theme is travel and their first reading deals with all the different programs that exist to help students improve their French. So, I decided that this would be a great opportunity to show them a Yabla video entitled “Allons en France — Pourquoi apprendre le français?” It just fits in so well with the first reading.
This video is great in that it shows young people from a wide variety of cultures talking about the value and importance of learning French. I don’t need to convince this particular group of students on its importance, but it’s always nice to remind them once in a while!
I copied the transcript, which is conveniently already provided to you on the site, and deleted some verbs so that students could fill them in as they listened. I also asked a few comprehension questions based on the video. I also like for them to see the grammatical concepts that we learn in class being used in context.
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