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I took my grandaughter to Paris this summer and what a delight it was. To see Paris through her eyes was a true gift. She loved it all, the boat ride on the Seine, the sticky crepes on the street, the huge ferris wheel, the Louvre, and of course going up the Eiffel Tour. When we got home she said that when she grew up, she wanted to live in Paris.
Content based thematic units allow students to engage with more complex subject matter with only a limited vocabulary. Enjoy! Yes, it is possible to do real cultural units with real beginners.
Unit 1. Paris: Visit Paris and identify its landmarks.
Unit 2. La rue Saint-Honoré: Walk down a specific street and contextualize the grammar. Practice il y a.
Unit 3. La Provence: A map of Provence identifies the region through its painters; two songs bring alive its bridges. Sur le pont d'Avignon.
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Subject matter: introduction to Paris and Provence
Vocabulary: city; right and left; rivers
Grammar: articles; il y a; il n'y a pas; adjectives
Oral practice: identify places in Paris; find an address; identify rivers
Homework: places in your own city; describe a region
Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
Entirely in the target language.
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