- Year is sufficient for date.
- You must include a short one-sentence description of each event in English, then provide a French translation for each!
- Hmmm... je me demande... où est-ce que nous pouvons trouver les dates clefs de l'historire française? Où, où, où?
[20 minutes] History Practice! Students read (en français!) what they think are the three most interesting dates from their lists. But note: students can't repeat events read by someone else.
[15 minutes] Oral Exam Discussion!
- I'd like to include a little history on the oral quiz: ask you about some subset of the historical events you've listed and have you respond with the dates (yes, number practice!).
- I'd also like to review the vocab we've quizzed in Chapters 1–3.
- I could also include questions about the topics we've discussed (musicians, the education system and le bac, sights in France, etc.).
- What are your suggestions for the oral exam? What kinds of questions would you consider fair assessments of your progress in listening to and speaking in French this semester?
[55 minutes] Le temps à travailler!
- E-mail me your non-binding suggestions for oral exam questions.
- Due mercredi, le 18 décembre: Pick one place or one object from the French trip itinerary that you'd like to see. Prepare a minimum-three-minute presentation on this place/object of interest to deliver on Wednesday.
- Make sure you've entered your chosen topic on the Shared Google Doc topic chart.
- Prepare a 30-second introduction to your topic in French and deliver this introduction without notes.
- The rest of the presentation may be in English or French, delivered with or without notes (but please, please, please, not read directly from a transcript, because that it usually deathly boring).
- Audiovisual aids are welcome but entirely optional. I will grade the quality of your French introduction (pronunciation, information, grammar) and the quality of the main presentation (a clear explanation of what makes this place/object so interesting).
- Topics can be any place on the travel itinerary, with the exception that you cannot do one whole city.
- Topics can also be specific objects at certain places, like specific art works in the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, etc.