Make Francophone culture come alive by virtually traveling the globe
with your students. Open their eyes and minds with these 85 video clips that will show them what it's like to live in other parts of the world. Once you watch one, your students will be hooked. They'll be captivated as they listen to various accents and learn about people's lives in the Francophone world. Great for all ages and levels of language learners.
Through these videos, your students will:
* Meet the Royal Drummers of Burundi
* Visit an underwater post office in Vanuatu
* Learn what not to do when visiting France
* Drive a car in the Grand Prix in Monaco
* Listen to a Moroccan rap video
* Learn how a drum is made in Guinea
* See how women recycle plastic bags in Burkina Faso
* Visit gorillas in Cameroon
* Catch the giant tiger fish in the Congo and much more.
Ideas for Using the Video Clips
* Each week, pick a country to study. Every Friday, show a clip or several clips from the country.
* Discuss the clip as a class. What cultural differences did you see? How is the landscape/lifestyle different from what we’re used to? Any new vocabulary words? Does the country look like a fun place to live? Why or why not?
For More Advanced Students:
* Before showing the clip, ask students what they know about the country, its people, and its culture.
* Afterwards, ask the same question. How did this video change your perception of the country? Do you think this one view represents all the people of the country or is just a small snippet?
* Assign video clips to students throughout the year. Have a student watch the video various times and write up questions to go along with it for the class.
* Edit these questions and then print copies for the class. The student leads the discussion/question/answer session.
* Assign a video to watch for homework.
* Students write 5 questions about the video to ask their classmates the next day.
* Show one of the longer videos or several of the shorter videos and students take notes. Tell the students that the notes will be graded as a mini-quiz/homework assignment. If the video is in French, have the students watch it at least twice.
I included the countries with French as an official language, plus Morocco, where French is an unofficial second language: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco, Canada, Haiti, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea Equatorial, Gabon, The Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles, Comoros, and
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Most video clips are between 2-7 minutes long and most are appropriate for all levels of students (from elementary to high school). They are rated so you can tell which ones will be most appropriate for the level of your students. Some videos are in French, others are a combination of French and English, some are just visuals, and some have subtitles.
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