Ce document présente trois exemples entièrement développés d’exploitations possibles de chansons portant sur des thèmes écologiques — Le Petit Jardin de Jacques Dutronc, Respire de Mickey 3D, et Monsanto de Kolibri . On y trouvera aussi des pistes pour étudier des chansons du groupe Tryo, ainsi que des suggestions d’autres chansons aux thèmes similaires.
Il est souvent difficile de trouver en ligne des ressources permettant d’enseigner le social et le politique, surtout aux niveaux élémentaire et intermédiaire, et particulièrement si vos élèves sont des enfants ou des adolescents.
Vous trouverez ici une liste de ressources particulièrement riches en documents d’actualité pouvant convenir, après quelques adaptations, à un public d’enfants, d’adolescents et d’adultes.
Le document ci-dessous est un exemple d’adaptation de ressources en ligne convenant à de jeunes élèves de niveau débutant (A1 et A2):
How to talk with your class about the terrorist attack against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7th, 2015? You will find below a lesson plan and a Power Point document presenting the event and exploring issues of freedom of expression and freedom of the press in the French and American contexts. The slides are in French, but the instructions (notes) on how to use them are in English. The lesson plan is in French.
The PPT attached below was presented at a conference organized by the NY Board of Education on February 2nd, 2015, and is similar to the one presented at the Columbia University-AATF Colloquium on January 24th, 2015. If you would like the author to e-mail you the PPT that was presented at the Columbia University – AATF colloquium, please contact Dr. Heidi Holst-Knudsen
Note: due to its large size, the PPT presentation had to be uploaded as two separate parts. In order to merge the two parts into one presentation, follow these instructions.
Voir aussi les documents AATF – Discuter de l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo, du rôle de la presse et de la presse satirique et L’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo: parler de la liberté d’expression à partir d’un article de presse
This lesson, La Malbouffe et l’affaire McDo, uses, among others, news clips, articles, and advertisements -some very recent, others over 15 years old- to introduce what has long been a point of contention between France and the US: the resistance of part of French society to the “invasion” of American junk food. The main focus of the lesson is cultural but the lesson plan also includes some grammar exercises. The topics can be discussed in small groups, as a whole class, or assigned as written exercises.
The purpose of this document is to make novice instructors aware of the different elements involved in the preparation of a lesson or an activity. They are invited to list their objectives, define the linguistic skills they aim to develop, describe the materials they will use, determine what the students should know before starting the activity, estimate how much time each stage of the lesson or activity will take, imagine follow-up activities, and anticipate possible difficulties. The final document guides them through a reflection between what they had planned and if it actually took place in the class.
In this power point from the Penn FLTA orientation Dr. Kathryn K. McMahon introduces the participants to some basic principles underlying teaching the interpretive mode (particularly listening). The presentation includes an audio lesson (not included here) using two short radio news items where the pitfalls of doing an effective listening lesson are demonstrated, and where participants are led to understand the importance of background knowledge for comprehension.InterpretiveModeFLTA
The opening session of the FLTA orientation at Penn gives the participants an introduction to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) with a brief view of methods and approaches that preceded it in the past, and current extensions of CLT. This version from 2007 was prepared by Nelleke van Deusen-Scholl (then Director of the PLC and now Director of the Yale Language Center) with some input from MaryAnn Julian (formerly of the English Language Programs at Penn).Communicative_Language_Teaching_Today
This session from the Penn FLTA orientation developed by Dr. Nicole Mills in French, introduces the participants to deductive and inductive approaches to teaching grammar. She argues for a guided inductive approach using the PACE model for grammar lessons.Approaches_to_teaching_Grammar
This document gives a brief overview on how to select and use authentic video in the language classroom in a pedagogically meaningful way. Video-in-Class
This is a sample content-based lesson plan for an advanced language through content course: Spain in its Art (España a través de su Arte). The activity described is done in preparation for a comparative essay assignment. The sub-topic is “Crucifixion in Spanish Art”.English_Instructions_Content-based_lesson-plan_Crucifixions Content-based_lesson-plan_Spanish_Art_Crucifixions