Unite 2 – Portrait de Famille

Global Context: Identities and Relationship

Statement of Inquiry: Our family and the people around us contribute to our own individual identity

ATLs: Communication, Time management, Organisation, Being Resourceful

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For unit 2, we did a oral presentation as an evaluation. We need to make a presentation with a talking in French. We are assessed on Criteria C and D. For communication, we need to have the fluidity when we speak. For time management, we need to meet the due date of the presentation. For me, meeting the timeline is easy because I have a fully prepared script and slideshow. For organisation, we need to meet all the requirements such as using at least 4 adjectives, making the   I got an eight for Criteria C which is communication. I got a good score because I met all the requirements the teacher set. Some of the requirements are reaching 2 minutes minimum for your script, having all the adjectives and verbs required, etc. If you reach all the requirements, you can easily get an eight. For Criteria D, I got a six. In my opinion, I think I got a six because my pronunciation is not as good. Although I used google translate to learn the pronunciation, I still can’t remember the pronunciation. The reason why is I didn’t listen to it a lot of times so I can’t remember it clearly. If I’m going to do this again, I think I listen to it thoroughly so I can have a good memory of the words. Another reason why I didn’t get a perfect score is because I didn’t use a variety of sentence structure and grammar. I started most of my sentences with he and she, so I didn’t have a lot of difference between paragraphs. If I’m going to do the summative again, I will use the sentences and phrases I learned from the presentation I made, listening carefully to the pronunciation, or if I am not sure about my sentence structure, I can just go to extra help to have more information.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zci-1gX_DoI&feature=youtu.be

 

Parlez Vous Français – Reflection

 

Parlez Vous Français:

Statement of Inquiry:

The connection between the mother tongue and other languages enables people to develop skills and knowledge in language and acquired new languages.

How can I use my knowledge of English to learn French?

I can use my English grammar skills to translate the French I know to English as a result to make a proper French sentence. I can also think of an English a want to express and use my knowledge for French to form a sentence. Also, when I do reading or listening activities, I will translate French into English in my brain. If you have good vocabulary and grammar in English, forming a proper French sentence or paragraph won’t be that hard.

How can languages link to one another?

Languages link to one another with their pronunciation. For example, you can use your knowledge of pronunciation in English to say the most letters in French, at least you can guess the sound of the sentence using English. Another example is when you learn Mandarin, if you have learned Cantonese before, you will know most of the pronunciation of characters. Languages link to each other also by grammar. For example, you use “he is” in English, so in French, you also use “he is” except that it is in a different language.

Does learning a new language make my mother tongue stronger?

Yes, learning a new language makes your mother tongue stronger because when you first learn a new language, you will always need to translate the new phrase into a language that you are familiar with. This can make your familiar language be deeper in your mind.