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French Interviews: Around the House

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Title:

French Interviews: Around the House

URL:

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/sites/laits.utexas.edu.fi/files/vid_int_fr_08.pdf

Content Source:

Other
University of Texas at Austin
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice mid to novice high 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 the homes they live in and who does the chores at their house. Students gather their information on a prepared printable worksheet.  This activity is divided into 2 separate sections that can be used together or separately. Students are also provided questions to use as they interview each other about their homes and chores. 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: Present Tense

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • greet and leave people in a polite way.
  • introduce themselves and others.
  • answer a variety of simple questions.
  • make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • ask simple questions.
  • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
  • list basic information about their everyday life.

Novice High Level
Students:
  • exchange some personal information.
  • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
  • ask for and give sample directions.
  • make plans with others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
  • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
  • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
  • how to describe themselves in first person.
  • how to describe others in third person.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.

Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • understand a few courtesy phrases when spoken.
    • recognize and sometimes understand basic information in words and phrases that they have memorized. recognize and sometimes understand words and phrases that they have learned for specific purposes. recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals. recognize words, phrases, and characters when they associate them with things they already know.

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs. sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear. sometimes understand the main idea of published materials. understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize the difference between a question and a statement.
    • how to identify who is speaking.
    • how to identify who is being spoken to.
    • how to recognize the topic being discussed.
    • how to rely on pictures, graphs, or charts to aid in comprehension.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Novice High Level students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • locate places on a map.
    • identify purpose of a brochure/advertisement.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify letters/characters of the target language alphabet or writing system.
    • recognize diacritical markings important to the target language.
    • recognize the grammatical differences between the formal and
    • informal the target language language use.
    • utilize correct word order in written and spoken conversation.
    • use high-frequence idiomatic expessions in everyday conversation.
    • use cognates to assist in comprension of the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize similarities among root words in order to aid comprehension in the target language.
    • that conjugations can effect the formality/tone of the provided information.
    • that word order varies across langauge and may differ from their native language.
    • that some expressions (ex.
    • idiomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • use diacritical markings to clarify meaning when writing.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
    • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
    Tags: Communication, French, Interpersonal Conversations, Interpretive Listening, Novice High, Novice Mid, Present Tense
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    AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
    Comments

    Audio links for these activities are posted here:

    Activity #1: At Your House Franck JC Stephanie Virginia  
    Activity #2: Housework Franck JC Stephanie Virginia
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    Author: Chrissy Roe