The Jeu de l'Oie (or The Game of the Goose) is a popular 16th century French board game where players move pieces around a track by rolling a die. The aim of the game is to reach square number sixty-three before any of the other players.
In the traditional game various obstacles prevent players from advancing. I have modified these obstacles into speaking prompts with the possibility of advancing or going backwards.
The adaptation that I have created engages the students in speaking, by responding to prompts.
This kit includes a game board, the rules and prompt cards.
The prompts cards can be written in any shape and form, you can vary their contents. I have included samples of some of the prompts cards for my French 2 classes (correlation to Bien Dit!1 chapter 9.)
I have also used this game with my upper level French students and my Spanish Level 1 class. I have also assigned the writing of the prompts cards to students.
Regardless of their age, students respond to this game very enthusiastically. It gives them the opportunity to review a theme, to strengthen their memory and to speak more spontaneously, while having fun. Listening to the students' responses allows me to informally assess my students' language skills.
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