Sample Work and Teaching Effectiveness

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.

Student Work

Students gave written permission for the use of their work and chose how their name would be displayed.

In-Class Work

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.

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

See this document for evidence of teaching effectiveness across multiple classes, and the following documents for student comments from my most recent student evaluations: French 1 (remote) in Fall 2020 and French 3 (remote) in Winter 2021. You will note a departmental change in survey questions that occurred between the two quarters.