Language and Section: FR 13

Date: 09/27/11

Class theme/topics discussed: France’s national institutions and politics

Goal of the class: Make the students able to hold a colloquial conversation about politics in French

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (10 minutes)

-Introducing the French national institutions in interaction with the students making them read and comment the French embassy’s documents for foreign people, and the political parties (20 minutes)

-Group work : your party just won the 2012 presidential elections and your representatives holds the two assemblies, according to the party you choose, write a 5 points political program for the country (10 minutes)

-Discussion about the political program the students made up  (20 minutes)

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

-Whiteboard, TV screen, computer, documents from the embassy.

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

-The class worked well, the students were very interested in French politics and institutions, but it was a lot of information at the same time.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

-Maybe an article about the primary elections would have been interesting.