Foux da fafa Flight of the Conchords

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Foux da fafa Flight of the Conchords


Content Source:

UT Austin
Type: Learning Activity


This novice low French activity is a fun way to start the first day of class. Foux da fafa is by a comedic group from New Zealand called Flight of the Conchords.  The song is a parody of words and expressions that students typically learn in introductory French courses such as foods and greetings. Their comedic approach offers students an opportunity to see what they recognize before beginning the course. A printable PDF is included to guide students through preliminary and post-activity questions. A French-language copy of the lyrics is also included in the PDF to help students recognize cognates as they listen to the song.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narrative text.

b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in an informational text.

c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

b. Identify word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Identify cognates.

Tags: Cognates, Comedy, Communication, Comparisons, French, Greetings, Interpretive Listening, Music, Novice Low, Video
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Author: Chrissy Roe