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PGCE French Interview

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by yasmineouchatar, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hi Everybody!
    I've got an interview next week for French PGCE and I'm very stressed about it. The notice was very short (less than 2 weeks), and what scares me the most is the 5 minutes "lesson" I will have to present on a grammar point of my choice, considering the audience as year 9 pupils. Any advices/ideas would be much appreciated!!!! I would like to do something original but cannot find anything so far, especially considering the fact that it has to last only 5 minutes...If you have any other advices on the interview itself, please go ahead :)
    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Hi Everybody!
    I've got an interview next week for French PGCE and I'm very stressed about it. The notice was very short (less than 2 weeks), and what scares me the most is the 5 minutes "lesson" I will have to present on a grammar point of my choice, considering the audience as year 9 pupils. Any advices/ideas would be much appreciated!!!! I would like to do something original but cannot find anything so far, especially considering the fact that it has to last only 5 minutes...If you have any other advices on the interview itself, please go ahead :)
    Thanks very much.
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    My advice in these situations is to choose something you're confident with, so perhaps a point of grammar with a hint of humour (if you're that type of person), or a point you struggled with for a long time & how you 'resolved' it ( if that's your pesonality).
    The key point you're trying to put over is your personality & how you would be as a teacher- there are as many varieties of teacher as leaves on a tree! We need all sorts but creative ones so don't be afraid to try something different.
     
  4. Some ideas:
    (1) Using cognates ending in -ible/-able. Almost all English words ending in -ible/-able come from French, so it is easy to find the French equivalent of the English. You just need to change the stress. Push down on /i/ or the /a/, so that "pOssible" becomes "possIble" and then pronounce it. The pupils then have to translate words into French aurallyfrom the English word you give, such as table, probable, comfortable*, horrible, terrible, etc. Ask then what "it is" is in French. They then make phrases: it is possible, etc. If time permits move onto the negative. Ce n'est pas... etc.
    (2) You can use nouns ending in -ion, as a replacement to this exercise: situation, attention, etc. Then point out this words are always feminine so take LA. Ask pupils to make the definite and indefinite noun phrases.
     
  5. Thanks very much for those valuable advises. I'm still not sure about what point I'm going to choose but I've got the whole week-end to find one and prepare it. Hopefully I'll find THE one. Thanks again.
     
  6. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    Parts of the body and easy ailments can be done quickly and in an interactive way:
    1) Song - tête, épaules, genoux et pieds to teach basic body parts
    2) J'ai mal à + body part
    Vocab, grammar construction (contraction od pronouns) + "real" communication all in one!
     

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