Get to know your students of French better by understanding their motivation for taking your class! This is a great activity for the first week(s) of school as you discover the personalities and desires of your students.
Ask students to answer the question (in either French or English, depending upon the level) and to illustrate their response.
Assign this as a homework, then do a gallery walk the next day in class.
For an extra step (but it is extra work), write a response on a post-it to the individual student's response. This lets students know that you see them and that you're listening to them.
Then allow students to display their work in the class or on our department bulletin board if they'd like- with or without the post-it :)