To improve listening and word recognition skills.
Student Equipment Needed
Pre Lesson Teacher Preparation Needed
Select a number of French songs. These can be very simple or more complicated, depending on the age group and ability of the students. An excellent resource for French songs is the Songs For Teaching website (a link is available in the References section at the end of this article).
Write out the lyrics on a sheet of paper, omitting several words of your choice. For example, for the song A la claire fontaine, you should end up with something like:
A la claire _________,
M'en allant promener
J'ai trouvé ____ si ______
Que je m'y suis baigné
Refrain : Il y a _______ que je t'aime ______ je ne t'oublierai
You will also need to be able to play the music, via a computer or CD player.
Each student is given a worksheet with one or more songs. The teacher should play the song through once, then play it again, this time asking the students to fill in the missing words.
This activity is not as easy as it looks, as the words are being sung rather than spoken, so the students will have to listen intently!
These fun French lesson plans will help you keep your language lessons fresh and interesting, and teach practical language skills in an approachable way.