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unit overview

The traditional “food” unit is just too big! We’ve zoomed in to focus on talking about popular street foods. Learners will be able to order, give opinions, give simple recommendations, and ask and answer basic questions about street foods.

Proficiency Range:

    ⊕ Novice Mid – Intermediate Low

Length: approximately 10 days

AP Connections:

    ⊕ Contemporary Life

Talking about these topics:

⊕ popular street foods in the target cultures (poutine, crepes, etc.)

⊕ main ingredients (meats, veggies, etc.)

⊕ street carts, food trucks & cafes

⊕ recipes, reviews & chefs

Using these language skills:

⊕ understanding descriptions, menus & reviews

⊕ describing street foods & places

⊕ giving opinions about foods & places

⊕ ordering & asking simple questions






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What are some of the most traditional street foods from different countries around the world?

Possible: Crepes, poutine, falafel and kebab, ndambe (a senegalese sandwich featured on Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain)

frites stands in Belgium (France 24)

Looking for something like this in French

la Chandeleur / Feb. 2

Qui mange des crêpes quand la Chandeleur est arrivée, est sûr d’avoir argent pendant l’année.

Si point ne veut de blé charbonneux Mange des crêpes à la Chandeleur.

Giving credit where credit is due…

Editing & translations by Nathalie S.

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  1. rmazor

    The first two objectives have errors, and they are wrong wherever they appear. It should be “Je peux parler de la poutine.” and “Je peux parler des crêpes.” Some of the other objectives sound awkward to me, but I think I need to consult with a native speaker before I comment on those. =)

    • Kara Parker

      Here’s what our native speaker editor from France said about those two: « Je peux parler de crêpes » means you can talk about crêpes in general (the batter recipe, how to prepare and cook them, sweet or savory…). « Je peux parler des crêpes » almost implies you’re referring to a specific stack of crêpes in front of your face.
      Both sentences with la poutine work. I lean toward it staying more generic. What are your thoughts?? She has looked at all the objectives, so they should be correct unless I copied something wrong.

    • Kara Parker

      I’m starting the pages for the lessons today. Thanks for the resources!


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