Un  séjour à Paris

Written by Jane Finch and Steve Jones
(Site last checked on 16th May 2004

Si vous alliez à Paris, où est-ce que vous iriez et qu’est-ce que vous feriez?









During the Spring Term 2001, your school is planning to visit its partner school in France, as part of its exchange programme.  The French school has contacted your teachers this week to suggest you might like to visit Paris and stay overnight.  They would like you to sort out the itinerary for the two days.  Where would you go?  What would you visit?  Where would you stay?  You have an unlimited budget to expand your horizons.



Using the web addresses and other resources provided, plan a day’s activities and find suitable accommodation.  There are 20 pupils in your group plus 2 teachers.  You will need to bear in mind how you will get from one site to the other, where and what you will eat, the cost of entry etc.



The French school will provide you with transport to and from Paris, but not whilst there.  You will arrive in Paris by 4pm and need to leave by 6pm the following day.  Paris is at your fingertips with your computer.  Take a virtual museum tour.  See live webcams.  Visit cafés, shops, open markets and discos.  Get to know the Paris public transport system.

1.              Use a combination of the websites listed and linked below and the travel brochures, guide books and maps to decide which places you’d like to visit. 

2.              Use the websites and/or scanner to gather graphics, which will help to build your presentation.

3.              Use all the resources available to you to find information about your proposed visit.

4.              Decide on a hotel that is centrally located.

5.              Decide exactly what you’d like to do and see and in which order.

6.              Use maps to decide how you’ll get to those places.

7.              Use a selection of the information you have found to prepare your group presentation, lasting no more than 10 minutes, using PowerPoint.  You will give your presentation in French illustrated by the PowerPoint slides. 

You will need to work quickly and efficiently, as your time is limited.













Rubric for MFL students using PowerPoint to support an oral presentation of Un Séjour à Paris




Covers itinerary in depth.  Deals with problem traveller effectively
Elaborates throughout.
Includes details.
Raises questions.
Invites questions & curiosity &  makes the audience want to know more.
Presentation demonstrates good style of communication in correct French. 
Appropriate use of bullet points to focus audience.

Includes essential information. 
Makes some attempts to solve the issues raised by the problem traveller.
Some elaboration beyond minimal requirements.
Presentation is in correct French.
Appropriate use of bullet points to focus audience.

Fulfills minimal topic requirements:
Presentation is overall in correct French.
Variety of references used. 
Costings are included.
The "what, how, where, why, when” is described. 
The problem traveller’s needs have been considered. 
Appropriate use of bullet points to focus audience.

Project processes and content

Appropriate graphics to enhance presentation.
Logical sequence of slides.
Includes a variety of graphics from 3 outside sources.
Uses multimedia features and attachments appropriately, (scanner, etc).
Uses varied yet cohesive methods for project.  
Has considered style of presentation.

Has a good number of completed slides.
Attempts to use design features to enhance the effectiveness of most slides.
Integrates at least 4 graphics from 2 outside sources.

Fulfils minimal requirements:
Has title & overview. Additionally, has 6 slides covering key issues in the task.
Each card contains text, some slides have colours, transitions, sounds.
At least, 1 graphic is included from each of 2 outside sources. Group work is integrated into one project.
Shows effort and development.

Use of ICT

Uses original approach effectively.
Highly organised.
Well rehearsed.
Uses vivid, precise French language.
Ease in delivery techniques.
Group members take equal turns.

Logical order.
Fluid delivery in an appropriate style of oral French.
Clear connections in material.
Good use of delivery techniques.
Group members take equal turns.

Engages audience.
Clear and understandable.
Uses appropriate forms of (French) language.
Uses limited delivery techniques.
Group members take equal turns.

Oral Presentation

Group members take responsibility for an area of the work. 
Group members ask for and give suggestions & help sensitively.
Group members support each other to maintain a positive attitude.

Group is well organised and efficient
Group members encourage each other and sensitively edit peer’s contributions.
Group stays on task.
Deadlines met.

Group works together
All members contribute to group effort.
Peer editing used to refine the presentation.
Assigned tasks completed by the group.
Members of the group take turns in presentation.

Contribution to Teamwork

Overall  group achievement:



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