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Create a French Village - French Class Project

Short-term project for French or other language classes

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Whether you're a teacher or an independent-study student, projects are a great way to spice up your language classes. This fairly short-term project - one week to one month - will put vocabulary related to shopping to the test.


Project

Create a French village.


Instructions
  1. Draw and/or cut out pictures to create a well-spaced village with at least 8 shops/businesses.
  2. Label the shops in French.
  3. Add drawings and/or cut-outs of at least 5 items which can be found in each shop. Label them.
  4. Give the village a French name.
  5. Vote on the best ones and display in the classroom or a French-themed bulletin board.

Customization
  • Individual students or pairs
     
  • Level: beginning to low-intermediate
      
  • Size: eight to twelve shops with five to ten items each
     
  • Effort: The instructions above are very basic. For more detail, consider some additional work:

    - Label the streets
    - Give the shops French names (e.g., chez Pierre, Boulangerie DeGueldre)
    - Rather than a list of items, draw sale posters (e.g., Pommes - 2 Euros le kilo) or menus

Vocabulary
Notes

The basic premise of this project was shared on the Profs de français forum. Join your virtual colleagues for more great ideas.
French for Beginners

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