Author:
Mimi Fahnstrom, Camille Daw, Brenna McNeil, Rylie Wieseler, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Clothing
  • Complete Phrases
  • Fashion
  • French
  • La Mode
  • Mode
  • Online Shopping
  • Phrases Complètes
  • Vêtements
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English, French

    French Level 2, Activity 07: La mode en France / Fashion in France (Online)

    French Level 2, Activity 07: La mode en France / Fashion in France (Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will practice describing clothing in French, so that others can guess what the item of clothing they're describing.

    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. 

    Fashion in France / La mode en France

    Description

    In this activity, students will practice describing clothing in French, so that others can guess what the item of clothing they're describing.

    Semantic Topics

    Fashion, clothing, mode, online shopping, la mode, vêtements, phrases complètes, complete phrases

    Products

    Le Béret

    Practices

    Wearing the wool cap has long been a way to keep warm in the winter, and make a fashion statement. They are still commonly worn by French military personnel.

    Perspectives

    The Béret is not as often seen as it was in the early 20th century, but it is still a beloved French fashion.

    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.

    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.
    • CONN 2.1: Access authentic materials prepared in the target language by or for native speakers.
    • COMT 1.2: Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom.
    • COMT 2.1: Interpret materials and/or use media from the language and culture for enjoyment.
    • CLTR 1.3: Function appropriately in diverse contexts within the target culture.
    • COMP 1.1: Observe formal and informal forms of language.
    • COMP 2.2: Compare and contrast appropriate gestures and oral expressions in the target culture with the learner’s culture.
    • COMP 2.3: Compare and contrast authentic materials from the target culture with the learner’s culture.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements 

    • I can describe my friend's outfit and express if I like it or not.
    • I can shop for clothes online.
    • I can understand modern fashion expressions used in everyday life.

    Materials Needed

    Warm-Up

    Warm-Up

    1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today's activity.

    2. Look at the slides with different models on it. Have each student pick a model to describe (It’s okay if multiple students pick one model). Try to encourage the students to use the new vocabulary!

    Regardez la diapositive avec les différents mannequins. Demandez à chaque élève de choisir un mannequin à décrire. (Ne vous inquiétez pas si plusieurs élèves choisissent un mannequin). Essayez d’encourager les élèves à utiliser le nouveau vocabulaire!

    Main Activity

    Main Activity

    1. Students will be looking at clothing on French style websites.

    Vous allez visiter chaque site-web à l’écran (www.orijns.fr, www.asos.frwww.kiabi.com) puis vous devrez en choisir un.

    2. They will then describe the item and try to get the group to guess what it looks like.

    Trouvez un vêtement à décrire au groupe.

    3. Whoever is able to guess the item the most accurately, wins!

    Celui qui est capable de décrire l’article le plus précisément, gagne!

    Exemple: “Cet article est rose et a une fermeture éclaire. Vous portez cet article quand il fait froid.” “C’est un manteau rose ?” “Oui !” 

    Example: "This article of clothing is pink and has a zipper. You wear this article of clothing when it is cold." "Is it a pink coat?" "Yes!"

    Wrap-Up

    Wrap-Up

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

    • Pensez-vous que vous allez utiliser ces expressions ? (Do you think that you will use these expressions?)
    • Préférez-vous une de ces expressions ? (Do you prefer one of these expressions?)
    • Est-ce que nous avons des expressions similaires en Anglais ? (Do we have similar expressions in English?)

    Cultural Resources

    A French interviewer asks what French people in Saint-Denis are wearing.

    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 describe my friend's outfit and express if I like it or not.
    • I can shop for clothes online.
    • I can understand modern fashion expressions used in everyday life.