French Interviews: Celebrities and Stereotypes

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French Interviews: Celebrities and Stereotypes


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University of Texas at Austin
Type: Learning Activity


This novice low to novice mid-French activity allows students to gather information from four different heritage French speakers: Franck, J-C, Stephanie, and Virginie. Students are asked to gather information as the speakers describe themselves, describe celebrities, and compare French and American stereotypes. This activity is split into three different sections and each can be used as a group or separately. The links to the interviews used in this activity are posted in the comment section below. Each video provides optional French and English transcripts.

Key grammar points in these audio clips include: adjectives

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.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
9) Identify products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture.

a. Identify daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

b. Identify celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

c. Identify games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

Tags: Adjectives, Celebrities, Characteristics, Communication, Comparisons, Culture, Descriptions, French, Interpretive Listening, Novice Low, Novice Mid, Stereotypes
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

Audio links for the activities are posted here:

Activity #1: Personal Descriptions Franck JC Stephanie Virginia  
Activity #2: Describing Celebrities Franck JC   Virginia  
Activity #3: Comparing Stereotypes Franck JC Stephanie Virginia


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Author: Chrissy Roe