The following is one idea for an interesting project for your students or for independent-study students looking to spice up their self-instruction. While this project is best suited for a long-term activity to be turned in at the end of the year, it can also be adapted for less time - whatever fits your schedule.
Create a French scrapbook.
- Choose or create a notebook, loose-leaf binder, or portfolio. The scrapbook will have different sections, so tabs or other dividers are essential.
- Label the sections: Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar, News, People, Culture, Fun, etc.
- Write/type vocabulary entries, pronunciation tips, grammar guides; select articles, photographs, pictures, cartoons, from newspapers, magazines, internet, etc. Arrange in appropriate sections.
- Decorate the covers and section dividers.
- This is an ideal project for individual students, but assigning it to pairs or groups is also possible.
- Sections/Themes: language lessons and tips, news, interviews, opinions, gossip, jokes, quiz, horoscope, weather reports, crossword puzzles, cartoons, celebrities who speak the language, imports/exports, agriculture, music, poetry, books, movies, maps, traditions, fashion, sports, technology...
- Length: six to ten sections
- Level: any
Notes and Credit
Creating a language scrapbook is a fun and interesting way to arrange all of your materials on everything related to the language and the place(s) where it is spoken. The end product makes a wonderful keepsake, and, if you use something like a loose-leaf binder, can be added to in future classes.
This project idea was shared on the Profs de français forum by LeliaMaria. Merci beaucoup !
For more scrapbooking ideas, take a look at the About Scrapbooking site.