Project Based Learning in French

Madame Price, a French instructor at Burlington High School has been creating some engaging lessons in her French IV and V classes. Her class is roughly 15 students in each class and every student has an iPad 2 at their disposal. Madame Price has been very active in creating project based learning experiences for her students. I was recently invited into her class to view the final projects that her French IV and V classes created. After viewing these short videos, I felt the need to share some of the videos as well as her lesson. She encourages anyone out there to steal this lesson and make it their own.

Here is Madame Price’s account of her lesson.

In French IV, we are in the middle of reading a Canadian detective novel, L’Affaire québécoise.  It has 20 chapters. I had each student select a scene from a favorite chapter and make a video. They sent in the text via a writing application, VidEditor (which is a free app). When the students finished with their video, they can instantly upload to our class YouTube account.

My French IV students just finished reading the classic, Le petit prince. We have the English version in our iBooks and the French version on a PDF that we accessed through Noterize. This is rich novel filled with many philosophical themes. I had the students select just 10 of their most memorable themes from the novel and illustrate them with videos. In addition to describing in the target language why they selected these themes, they also had to illustrate how these themes related to their own lives. They, too, sent in their text on a familiar noterize .

As was evident while viewing these videos, there were substantial student-directed activity, engagement in the learning process and a familiarity with technology which enhances learning, in my estimation.

FRENCH IV

L’Affaire Québécoise / un projet de video avec VidEditor Free App RESPONSABILITES:

1. Vous allez travailler en groupe de trois élèves.
2. Vous choisirez un thème.
3. Il faut soumettre UN (1) video par groupe.
4. Vous devez soumettre aussi le texte attaché dans un App pour écrire pour votre video.
5. Il est important d’avoir la musique au fond de votre video.
6. Il est nécessaire de parler avec un bon accent. Vous êtes acteurs / actrices à une émission de programme à la télé en France.

FRENCH V

LPP / PROJECT FINAL POUR: Le petit prince
Vous allez utiliser VidEditor Free et un autre App pour écrire. (Noterize)

1. Choisissez dix (10) thèmes en Le petit prince.
2. Ecrivez les dix thèmes SUR UN APP POUR ECRIRE..
3. Illustrez-les avec des vrais objets. N’UTILISEZ PAS DE PHOTOS OU D’IMAGES DE GOOGLE, PAS DE CLIP ART, ETC. IL FAUT UTILISER VidEditor Free de PRENDRE DES VRAIS PHOTOS!!!
4.

a. LA PARTIE ORALE: Parlez de l’importance de cet objet dans le roman et du thème.

b. Parlez-moi de l’importance de l’importance de ce thème en votre vie.

5. LA PARTIE ECRITE: Ecrivez ce dont vous avez parlé dans un App pour écrire. 6. Soumettez votre video à YouTube
7. Envoyez vos phrases (SmartNote, Noterize, Paper Port Notes, etc.) à price@bpsk12.org

NE COPIEZ PAS DU ROMAN NI UTILISEZ DE TRADUCTEUR!! ECRIVEZ VOS PROPRES PHRASES!!!

Here are a few of the examples…

 

 

 

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