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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Performing With Confidence

Video Summary
In this lesson, students participate in activities that improve their oral proficiency and prepare them for the AP French Language Exam. After a series of warm-up activities, students draw on prior research to discuss the French presidential election. Then they rely on research again to perform as celebrities and journalists in a class TV talk show.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational


Practices, Products


Acquiring Information



Key Terms
Advanced Placement (AP)
authentic materials
heritage speaker
native speaker

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Yvette Heno
Language: French IV-V, Advanced Placement
Grades: 10-12
School: Westside High School, Houston, Texas
Lesson Date: April 10
Class Size: 15
Schedule: Block schedule, 90 minutes every other day

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