I live in Quebec and it is a pleasure to share the beauty and riches of my province. Like so many quebeckers, I was born elsewhere and came here as an adult. My teaching position was in a cegep, the unique system we have here. It is a transition to university, the equivalent of grades 12 and 1st year university for those who are university bound. In addition, half of our students take the 3 year technical program. In our technical programs we have majors like dental hygene, computer technician and also many specialities connected with airplane maintenance. I taught Spanish at Cegep Edouard-Montepetit for 27 years. These 3 units were written with my colleague and friend Marie-Claudine Rostaing.
This download has three complete units.
Unit 1. Quebec City. Many schools from the Northeast U.S.A. visit Quebec City. We have tried to write units to prepare, to do before your visit because that way the students will be eager to visit the places they already know about. Learn about the ramparts, the river, the upper and lower town, all at a beginners level. The word Quebec comes from the Algonquin word Kébec: the place where the river narrows. Let your students reflect on the origin of the names of other towns and cities.
If you have visited Quebec City with your class and want to share your experiences, please do so in the comments section below. Thank you!
Unit 2. Snow. The unit on snow includes an exercise about the amount of snow that falls in Montreal in an average winter; the cost of clearing that snow in Montreal, and the effect of salt. The song included is Mon pays (Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver.) Weather and clothing follow.
Unit 3. A female athlete, winner of several Olympic medals, provides the context to present different winter sports and the vocabulary of the body. It also is an affirmation of women in sports and women in general.
Here is what you will get in the three units: You can preview them by clicking on Preview, above.
Subject matter: climate; winter sports; city
Vocabulary: climate; winter sports; parts of the body; adjectives related to the city
Grammar: combien; adjectives
Oral practice: a song; winter clothing; interview with an athlete; names of cities
Homework: one season; an athlete; a city
Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search
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