Lesson Plan: Reading and Listening Comprehension in French

As a High School or Undergraduate French language teacher or a teacher of French as a second language (intermediate or advanced level), you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach climate change-related French vocabulary through reading comprehension and listening comprehension exercises.

This lesson plan will allow students of the French language to enhance their reading comprehension and listening comprehension skills through activities that introduce French vocabulary related to climate and climate change. These activities will also help students to learn about impacts of climate change.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in French language.

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Questions

Use this lesson plan to help your students to:

  1. Practice and enhance reading and listening skills in French
  2. Learn and use French vocabulary related to climate and climate change through reading and listening comprehension exercises

About Lesson Plan

Grade Level High school, Undergraduate
Discipline Language: French, Humanities
Topic(s) in Discipline Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension

Climate Vocabulary, Climate Change Vocabulary

Climate Topic Introduction to climate change
Location Global, Nova Scotia (Canada), Pacific Islands
Language(s) French, English
Access Online, Offline
Approximate
Time Required
40 min

Contents

Reading

(~20 min)

 

An introductory reading (in French) that provides an overview of climate change, including its causes and consequences. It also briefly describes the projected impacts of climate change in Nova Scotia, Canada. Further, this reading lists commonly used climate- and climate change-related terms and their associated meanings. The document is also available in English.

French version of the Reading

English version of the Reading

Classroom activity: Listening Comprehension (20 min

 

An activity module based on a short interview (video format) in French that includes a discussion on the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands. A set of exercises related to the interview is available for listening comprehension assessment.

Activity module for intermediate or advanced learners of French

Here is a step-by-step guide to using this lesson plan in the classroom/laboratory. We have suggested these steps as a possible plan of action. You may customize the lesson plan according to your preferences and requirements.

Step 1: Topic introduction and discussion

  1. Use this reading, ‘Introduction aux changements climatiques’ by Clean Foundation, Canada, to provide an introduction to climate change to your students.
  2. Introduce new vocabulary related to climate and climate change through this text.
  3. If required, use the English version of the document, ‘Climate Change background info’ to explain the meaning of new terms and vocabulary.
  4. Discuss the projected impacts of climate change in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. Facilitate an open or group discussion on natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change to help students use the new terms and expressions.

French version of the Reading

English version of the Reading

 

Step 2: Listening Comprehension

  1. Use the activity module ‘La Communauté du Pacifique mobilisée contre le changement climatique’ from Apprendre le franҫais avec TV5MONDE to help your students to further enhance their vocabulary and to learn about the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands.
  2. Play the embedded video (an interview in French) and use the given set of interactive exercises to assess listening comprehension and vocabulary.
  3. (If required, use the available transcript to facilitate better understanding of the content).

Activity module for intermediate or advanced learners of French