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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Comparing Communities

Video Summary
In this lesson, students discuss community life at home and abroad and practice new grammatical structures. First, students share what they like about their community, then read an article about a French-speaking Canadian community and discuss what activities they would do if they visited there. Next, students learn the conditional verb forms using worksheets, and follow up with discussions about communities. Finally, Ms. Tulou introduces a children's book that uses the conditional tense, and students practice writing sentences similar to those in the book.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational


Products, Practices




Making Connections

Key Terms
authentic materials
heritage speaker
negotiation of meaning
thematic units

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images from Tulou French class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Ghislaine Tulou
Language: French III
Grades: 9-12
School: McLean High School, McLean, Virginia
Lesson Date: March 21
Class Size: 26
Schedule: 94 minutes every other day

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