Answered by Kristin, August 30, 2017.
A: Hi Renee, Thank you for your question. The beginning, novice level thematic units for this series are primarily focused on France with a few Canadian resources. This was, for the most part, done for consistency of the accent at this point. The teacher/author feels that by the end of their first year they should have an "understanding" of the culture in France.
In the next stage of this series for the higher, intermediate levels as the students become more advanced, we plan to intentionally include a variety of very important francophone countries and cultures. francophone cultures. At that level, the units will be making comparisons on more global issues with comparing other countries to each other as well as their own.
Q:I would like the material to be mainly in French questions etc the videos too with maybe English subtitles is it ?
Thank you for answering me asap
Answered by Tina, December 4, 2017.
A: Hi Odile, Thank you for your interest in the Francophone Thematic Units. Each unit is comprised of a variety of English and French questions and content for all tasks aligned with ACTFL standards. Although the novice level units are not entirely in French, the resources for each reading and listening activity are in 100% French to provide assess the target culture. Due to copyright protection, we are not able to add subtitles to the video links used in the units, but several videos offer subtitles that are hosted on YouTube once you are to access the link and click to view the subtitle options.
For your convenience, we provide a sample chapter of each thematic unit for your review and every item from Teacher's Discovery is supported by a no-hassle 100% satisfaction guarantee. Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Q:For a typical secondary classroom, with classes that meet 5 days a week and are between 45-50 minutes each class, how many days/weeks does one thematic unit (i.e. "les fetes") take to get through?
Answered by Customer Service, April 12, 2018.
To answer your question with the best answer we contacted the author who is also a teacher and she answered how she uses the book. Her response is below.
I used Les fetes to begin the school year this year. I spread it out over the first 9 weeks because we are required to complete 1 a quarter. However, I believe it could be comfortably completed anywhere from 4-9 weeks. My classes are 40 minutes and my students had no previous knowledge. So it will vary slightly depending on the amount of time of year it would be being taught (so how much language they have already acquired).
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