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French:
Performing With Confidence

Video Summary
In this lesson, students participate in activities that improve their oral proficiency and prepare them for the AP French Language Exam. After a series of warm-up activities, students draw on prior research to discuss the French presidential election. Then they rely on research again to perform as celebrities and journalists in a class TV talk show.

Standards Addressed

Communication:

Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational

Cultures:

Practices, Products

Connections:

Acquiring Information

Comparisons:

Cultural



Key Terms
Advanced Placement (AP)
authentic materials
heritage speaker
native speaker
performance level
proficiency level
role-playing




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images from Heno French class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Yvette Heno
Language: French IV-V, Advanced Placement
Grades: 10-12
School: Westside High School, Houston, Texas
Lesson Date: April 10
Class Size: 15
Schedule: Block schedule, 90 minutes every other day


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