la Tour Eiffel

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French C students review for the Unit Test in groups.  One student is the “captain” or judge and holds a list of questions/answers.  The others compete against each other to race their animal to the top of the Eiffel Tower by writing the correct answers on their white board.  Everyone who has the correct answer moves up one spot.  The winner becomes the judge for round 2 if time remains.

FLAG Competition

flagOn Saturday the 23rd, a group of French, Spanish, and Latin students traveled to Shiloh HS in Snellville for the annual Foreign Language of Georgia Oral Speaking Competition. We competed at the high school I and II levels of language. The French and Spanish students were interviewed for 10 minutes in the target language, while Latin students performed a memorized piece that was prepared ahead of time. We earned 8 Superior ratings (the highest possible), and 2 Excellent ratings (2nd highest). We competed with over 600 students from around the state, most of them being high school students.  Señora Jiménez, Ms. Peterson, and Madame Hermosillo were judges for Spanish 5, Latin, and French 4.

les Dés

French B students practice the passé composé with a dice game. Fuzzy dice are the most popular!

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Tic Tac Toe

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Crêpes!

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All of the French classes took their hand at making French crêpes today.  Even Mr. Marshburn, prof de maths, came over to give it a try.

Joyeux Mardi Gras!

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Chansons du mois! WANITO

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WANITO is a Haitian superstar who sings in Kreyol, the national language of Haïti. Kreyol (Créole) has many words in common with French but its grammar is very different. Still, if you listen carefully, you may hear some French words…

BOUMIESTA!

  French & Spanish students and teachers celebrated the end of the first semester with a party, called a “Boumiesta”, created from the Spanish word “Fiesta” and French word “Boum”.  We got together every period to sample Mexican “ponche navideño”, a traditional drink served in Mexico at Christmas time and a Fondue au chocolat.  Ponche Navideño includes exotic ingredients such as tamarind, sugar cane, piloncillo and tejocotes, a small yellow fruit from Mexico.  We watched Frosty le Bonhomme de Neige in French and Spanish as well.

Recipe for Ponche Navideño

Basic Recipe for Fondue au Chocolat

 

Au Bistro

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les publicités

Television commercials we made in Honors French C.

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