Author:
Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Brenna McNeil
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Education
  • French
  • Greetings
  • Introductions
  • Language
  • Meet and Greet
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English, French

    French Level 1, Activity 02: Un accueil / Meet and Greet (Online)

    French Level 1, Activity 02: Un accueil / Meet and Greet (Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will have a "Meet and Greet Party." This will help them practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day. 

    Activity Information

    Did you know that you can access the complete collection of Pathways Project French activities in our new Let’s Chat! French pressbook? View the book here: https://boisestate.pressbooks.pub/pathwaysfrench 

    Please Note: Many of our activities were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact pathwaysproject@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner. 

    Meet and Greet / Un accueil

    Description

    In this activity, students will have a "Meet and Greet Party." This will help them practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day. 

    Semantic Topics

    Greetings, introductions, meet and greet, un accueil, salutations, structure of questions, la structure d’une question

    Products

    La bise, handshake, verbal greeting

    Practices

    Giving a kiss as a greeting, the use of forms of discourse (formal vs. informal)

    Perspectives

    Importance of formality when speaking to someone

    • Name a situation in which it would be important to remember to use formal language with someone.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations or correspondence in French to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken and written French on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of francophone cultures and their own.
    • Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures of the francophone world.

    Idaho State Content Standards

    • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
    • CLTR 1.1: Analyze the cultural practices/patterns of behavior accepted as the societal norm in the target culture.
    • COMP 1.1: Observe formal and informal forms of language.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements 

    • I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger, my professor, an adult, or someone I don't know.
    • I can introduce myself and others.
    • I can respond to an introduction.
    • I can greet and take leave from someone using polite rehearsed behaviors.

    Materials Needed 

    Warm-Up

    Warm-Up

    1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos and displaying the Rencontrer et Saluer Google slideshow on the projector screen.

    Commencez par présenter les « Can-Do's » et montrez le « Rencontrer et Saluer » Google présentation sur l'écran de projection.

    2. First ask the students: "Hello! How are you? I am ___. Today we are going to practice introductions."

    D'abord, demandez aux étudiants: « Bonjour! Comment-allez vous ? Je suis/vais___. Aujourd'hui nous allons pratiquer les introductions. »

    3. Brainstorm with the students by asking them how to say hi, bye, etc and write them on the whiteboard. They can use these as a cheat sheet during the main activity:

    Réfléchissez avec les étudiants en leur demandant comment dire bonjour, au revoir, etc. puis ecrivez ces mots au tableau. Ils peuvent les utilizer comme un « cheat sheet » pendant l'activité principale:

    • Greetings: (Hello)
      • Bonjour, Bonsoir, Salut, Coucou, (Faire la bise)
    • Goodbye:
      • Au revoir, Ciao, Salut, À plus tard, À bientôt, À la prochaine, Bonne journée, Bonne soirée
    • How is it going:
      • (Comment) ça va? Quoi de neuf? Comment allez-vous/vas-tu? Tu vas/vous allez bien?
    • Nice to Meet You:
      • Enchanté/e, Plaisir de faire votre connaissance, Ravi/e de vous rencontrer 

     

    You can also explain “la bise” in France. Show them the map with the different regions and how many kisses they give depending on where they are in the country. (**Resources at the bottom of the Wrap-Up page)

    Main Activity

    Main Activity

    1. Pick a time of day (this will determine whether we use "Bonjour" or "Bonsoir", etc.)

    Choisir un période de la journée (cela permettra de déterminer si l’on utilise “Bonjour”, “Bonsoir”, etc. )

    2. Have each students pick a famous person from the Canva page. This is the person the students will introduce themselves as and pretend to be. 

    Chaque étudiant doit choisir une personne célèbre. Il s’agira de la personne que l’étudiant devra présenter et prétendre être.

    3. Do steps 1 and 2 yourself to show students what they will be doing. 

    Faites les étapes 1 et 2 afin de démontrer aux étudiants ce qu’ils devront faire.

    4. Have students converse (greetings, introductions, basic questions). The students should make sure to be aware of whether the person they are talking to requires a formal or informal response. 

    Demandez aux étudiants de converser entre eux tout en jouant leur rôle. Les étudiants doivent s’assurer de parler de manière formelle ou informelle, selon la personne à qui il/elle s’adresse.

    5. Once everyone has had a conversation, try a new person and time of day. 

    Lorsque tous les étudiants auront eu l’opportunité de converser, essayez une nouvelle personne et un période de la journée.

    Wrap-Up

    Wrap-Up

    Ask the following question(s) to finish the activity:

    • Quel est votre mot ou votre phrase préféré pour dire “bonjour?” (What is your preferred way to say "hello?")
    • Quel est votre mot ou votre phrase préféré pour dire “au revoir?” (What is your preferred wat to say "goodbye?")

    Cultural Resources

    Resource explaining la bise (Warm-up):

    End of Activity

    • Can-Do statement check-in... “Where are we?”
    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence.
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger, my professor, an adult, or someone I don't know.
    • I can introduce myself and others.
    • I can respond to an introduction.
    • I can greet and take leave from someone using polite rehearsed behaviors.