Syllabus and Lesson Plan
Follow this link for a proposed syllabus for an intermediate or advanced French conversation class.
This culture and grammar lesson plan (version with additional English) was used when teaching the penultimate section of an introductory French course. The textbook used for this course was the second edition of Rond-Point.
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Students spend much of their class time working in groups. To guide student practice of new concepts, I use Gallery Walks, Information Gap Activities, Concept Maps, Think-Pair-Share, modified KWL activities, and Information Gap Activities. Follow this link to see student work during a modified Gallery Walk to practice the past tense.
Long-Term Projects and Presentations
The below videos were submitted as mid-semester and final course projects for French 101 courses at the University of Alabama.
Ciara – Le club Edelweiss
Zayne – Le club Fanatiques de Pêche Français
Joshua – Le restaurant Le neuf
Malon – Le restaurant Epulor
The following two presentations were presented to a panel of professors as the final projects for Biological Topics in French at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Students collaborated to give 10-minute presentations and write 3-page papers in these two groups. The assignment description is at this link in French and English.
Group 1 Presentation – L’éducation et développement des enfants
Group 2 Presentation – Le développement linguistique des enfants
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
See this document for evidence of teaching effectiveness across multiple classes, and this document for student comments from my most recent student evaluations (Fall 2020, French 1, taught remotely).