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Main Focus: I would like, want, please
Minor Focus: numbers (quantity, costs)
Cultural Knowledge: Euros
- Print and copy “surveys” (one per student) to use as an exit slip.
- Option: Money from a TL country. Bring some in so they can see it.
- Option: Create a street food stand/food truck in your room.
- Items for sell
- Apron/Hat for clerk
- Paper/Plastic Bags
- Extension: Practicing numbers.
- Consider bringing in food for them “to buy” and/or inviting others to share the learning/experience (administration, office staff, a local food truck owner, etc.). Let them learn & use French with your students!
Introduce the daily objective. See if they can figure it out. Help them by using cognates, actions, or props.
Today students will be able to use their language skills and knowledge of street foods to order.
See where they buy/order food. Possible answers: restaurants, food trucks, cafeteria, stores, vending machines, markets.
Show the market in Paris. Explain this is a popular place to go eat. Option: Add Aspects of culture to get them to analyze it.
Go over how to order. Include with and without so they can give some details.
Show the other videos. Ask if they can figure out what they ordered and how to order.
Now show students the pictures (one by one) of the vendor and the foods. Hover over the box to show what they said. (Tech idea that we would love to add one day: Record different people saying these lines. Only show the text if they need the help to work on listening skills.)
Ice Cream: Crèèèèème glacéeeeee! Qu’aimes-tu ? Fun Fact: That’s an ice cream sign from a place in Montreal.
Crepes: Bonjour! Quelle crèpe veux-tu ?
Burger: Salut! Aujourd’hui… Il y a 5 options de garniture… Que préfères -tu ?
Fries: Comment vas-tu? Comment aimes-tu les frites ? (See if they want poutine.)
Generic Food Trucks: Comment ça va! Il y a un peu de tout ici. (This one you can add the food options.) Fun Fact: This photo is from Vieux Port in Montreal.
Let them use the formula to order from the options available. They could turn and say this to a partner.
Model it for them after they do it so they can see if they are correct.
Option: Order and taste test REAL foods
Set up tasting stations (one station for each different food/drink) around the room with very small portions. Post a sign listing the names of the foods available. You could invite native speakers to host each of the stations for you so you can walk around and help students, or just let different students be in charge of the station. Then let students walk around and ORDER the foods the want to taste from each different station. Encourage them to ask questions about the foods and always use “please” and “thank you.”
* Take a few pictures of students interacting with each other/guest speakers and their reactions to tasting the foods.
Non-food option – find more pictures, use empty packages and/or plastic foods. Students can be responsible for setting up their own area with props.
Check for Learning
Mark/stamp their objective sheets if they can – ORDER a food/drink – accomplish the lesson objective at their proficiency level.
Extension: Write a review
Show students the survey from the receipt and have them write out their thoughts about one of the “places” of the foods they tried in class today.
If they are using the “Unit Vocabulary Sheet,” give them time to write down what they learned today.
Reference any relevant options on the “Experiences/Homework Sheet.”
Put students in pairs. Then they pick a snack product (chips, nuts, ice cream, etc.). Then will then create their snack (real or fake) to sell.
You pick the country and currency. Give each student a different amount of money (in an envelope). Give one student a large amount.
Have one partner stay with the product to sell it. Have the other partner go buy snacks. Do this for a set amount of time. Then have them swap roles.
Reflect on the experience. Who made the most in sales? Why? Who spent the most money? The least? What language did they use? What language did they need that they didn’t know?
PRO TIP: Share the experience
Display the best pictures of the new foods, the guests, and your students ordering and taste-testing and post a few of the reviews! You could share them on a bulletin board in the hall, a class website, or a parent newsletter. Everyone loves to see real experiences that happen in the language class!
Give them menus or websites with menus. What would the order?
- Article about restaurant with over 90 things to include in Montreal: https://www.narcity.com/fr/montreal/le-restaurant-fete-a-crepe-sinstalle-a-montreal-et-cest-beaucoup-trop-decadent
- Website of restaurant has some good options and easy to read: https://www.feteacrepe.fr/#/home
- It also looks like they have a good instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/fete_a_crepe/?hl=fr
- Crepe menu with compose your own: https://www.facebook.com/sweetycrepes/posts/1465009923625113
- Poutine menu (options and some create your own): https://www.poutinehouse.fr/notre-carte
- Poutine composition: https://www.eat-list.fr/montpellier-34000/americain-40/maxxxtime-144246
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