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Universcience-VOD- La plasticité du cerveau part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples
In this lab exercise, students of intermediate-level French will watch a short video on brain plasticity from the universcience VOD collection online.

Le Parcours de la biodiversité: A Jigsaw Activity on Biodiversity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Jigsaws:Examples
In this jigsaw activity, students of intermediate-level French will divide into five groups to become experts on each of the five biodiversity questions featured on the Curiosphere website. They will proceed to explain their assigned aspect of the issue to a small group of students.

Alerte Terre!: An Interactive Lecture Activity on Environmental Topics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will predict the main issues that might be included in short French language videos treating topics such as endangered species, organic farming, the effect of aerosols on the environment, pollution and sustainable development. They will then view short videos on the topics and reflect on how their prior assumptions meshed with reality.

La Dyslexie: A French language podcast part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this listening comprehension exercise, students will complete a questionnaire based on a podcast on the topic of dyslexia. Students will listen to the podcast at the French website Neopodia and answer comprehension questions in complete sentences in French.

Newsmap-France: Lisons les Manchettes! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will attempt to predict the content of articles on the Health Science pages of French newspapers by reading headlines. They then read the actual articles and reflect on the actual content of the news articles.

Buvons de l'eau!: A French language Podcast on Water part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this listening comprehension exercise, students of intermediate level French language listen to a podcast interview and complete a questionnaire to check their listening comprehension and enlarge their vocabulary on health topics.

Calculez votre empreinte écologique!: A Content-based Language Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This online game activity allows the learners to calculate their carbon footprint using a French language calculator developed by a Swiss environmental organization. Students will describe their results in French and engage in related expansion activities for the language class.

Construisez la pyramide du développement durable! - An Online Game on Sustainable Development part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This online quiz on sustainable development can be used in French language classes to prepare intermediate-level students for discussions on environmental topics. The resource is excellent for immersion and content-based instruction.

Listening with Radio France Internationale: Des mots d'enfant pour parler d'autisme part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
In this listening exercise followed by an in-class discussion students in intermediate-level French will work in pairs on comprehension exercises related to a recording of a young girl describing life with her autistic younger brother.

Listening Together: A Cooperative Learning Listening Exercise with Radio France Internationale part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
In this cooperative learning activity,intermediate-level students of French will work in small groups on a language project concerning Alzheimer's Disease and the effect that it has on caregivers. The project begins mainly as a listening activity but ultimately includes all receptive and productive skills.

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.

Cartes Postales de TV5 Monde part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
In this exercise, students will take a virtual tour of a city where French is spoken and write a postcard based on the places that they "visit". Postcards will be sent to classmates and the instructor. They will be judged for cultural interest and linguistic accuracy.

Saveurs sans frontières: Learn French through Gastronomy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Students participate in a JiTT activity where they watch an online video on Tahitian cooking and do self-correcting exercises to check listening comprehension. They then make note of new vocabulary to use during a culture discussion at the next class meeting.

Magazine Francophone: La Femme et la Francophonie part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
The video "Femmes francophones, Pouvoir et développement" provides insight on the evolving role of women in business and positions of power throughout the Francophone world. The activity accompanying the video allows students to shape their perceptions of the issues and achievements of Francophone women.

Today's Front Pages: Today's News in the Target Language part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
Students participate in a JiTT activity to read the front pages of two target language newspapers and to report the content to their classmates in the target language. When this exercise is done on a regular basis, it can result in increasing vocabulary and speech fluency.

Cultural Reading of movies in an advanced culture class in French part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students analyze the cultural relevance of various French films with the help of statistical data.

From Acadia to Acadiana: Tracing the exile of the Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana (1755-1785) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will create 3D time lines using Bee Docs© tracing the different branches of dispersal caused by the Great Deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755. The collection of time lines will be donated to the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.