C. From my experience, it’s always a good idea to take care of the “less interesting" aspects of your class first. The students just arrived in class and they’re not the tired yet. Explaining in depth grammatical rules at the very end of the class is a recipe for disaster in my opinion as a lot of students will be too tired to really pay attention to what you’re saying.
As class begins, proceed to greeting your students, in French of course, and introduce the topic of your class. It’s already been written on the board but you can try to find a way to warm the students up by having them participate about the said topic. This can be done in various ways.
I enjoy having the students tell me various ways of saying “I love you" in different languages. Most of the time, you will have quite a few students who can say “I love you" in a certain language. Write down what they’re saying on the board (or better yet, have them write it for you on the board!) and have the whole class repeat some or all of them. You shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to do this; it’s just a warming up activity.
Once you’re done, it’s time to take control of the class and start pointing out what could be considered difficult for the students about the conjugation of the verb to love.
I like to point out the following things:
1. The first person singular, when used in combination with a verb which begins with a vowel, should use the J’. You can provide a few examples of this:
2. Aimer is a verb from the first verb group (“er"). Giving a few examples of this can really go a long way in making students understand that verbs in French are conjugated a certain way depending on the verb group they belong to. Writing down a sample of the verb étudier will allow students to compare verb endings and to have a better idea how conjugating verbs of the first group is done.
3. The “imparfait" form of the verb aimer is especially difficult. Take some extra time to explain the verb 1st and 2nd person plural of the “imparfait" form which requires an extra “i".
4. Finally, for the “futur" tense, point out the presence of that silent “e" in the written form which is often forgotten.
Feel free to add some more grammatical points as you see fit. Keep in mind that this isn’t very interesting for most students however so make sure to get this finished without taking too much time.