Please note: The course is entirely delivered in French.
Are you a teacher of French as a foreign language?
Would you like to update and improve your practical approach to teaching to make it more interesting and engaging for your students?
Then this course is for you!
Participants will discuss how to design group activities to immerse their learners into the world of Francophones, thereby including references not only to the French from France!
Moreover, they will discover how to use digital tools and visual materials alongside with their textbooks while keeping an orientation toward authentic language material and resources.
Participants will also learn to make their students more independent and collaborative. Most of the course activities will deal with collaboration and creativity to deepen student engagement and curiosity.
Finally, the course will introduce and deepen participants’ knowledge of the French examination system, including DELF and new kinds of evaluations, feedback, and assessments.
The courses are designed for teachers and future teachers (from either the public or the private sectors) who teach French as a foreign language. The course is also suitable for experienced teachers who want to refresh their teaching methodologies and aptitude on the job.
By its end, participants will be able to design and provide new activities in their classrooms, alongside their textbooks. They will feel ready to use and adapt technology and digital tools during their courses and get an overview of French cultures all over the world.
The course will help the participants to:
- Improve their French level;
- Design new activities alongside their curriculum and textbooks;
- Immerse themselves in the many facets of French culture;
- Engage classes on collaborative and creative activities;
- Set new kinds of assessments and feedback in their classes;
- Share and reflect on their professional skills and will as teachers.
Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Teaching a new topic: routines to start a new class
- Burning questions to recall the subject;
- Setting goals in class: connect students’ needs and questions to the syllabus.
Day 2 – World of Francophonie: the creative classroom in French
- Discussion: the Francophonie in your classes, in your textbooks;
- Creativity: discovering Francophonie through pictures and sounds;
- Francophonie and interculturality;
- Multiple activities: picture analysis, listening.
Day 3 – The collaborative classroom in French
- Creating teams: promote emotions and sharing experiences;
- Technics and animations to deepen collaboration: learning stations, the role of the teacher before and during the class;
- Sharing the research and mixing the subjects: when French meets History.
Day 4 – Let’s play in French
- Grammar starts with music on digital tools;
- Competition games;
- The listening part: deal with the most difficult activity in class;
- Creating your activities.
Day 5 – Evaluation, assessments, and feedback
- Projects and activities presentations and animations;
- Evaluations, assessments, and feedback.
Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.