Le voyage d’Abdou Issaka/Votre voyage

Le voyage d’Abdou Issaka/Votre voyage

Less on plan created by Jen Bouchard

French language lesson (adv. beg.)

Language Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use the passé composé and imparfait to describe what they heard/watched about Abdou Issaka’s journey from Senegal to France.
  • Students will be able to use the passé composé and imparfait to craft a personal narrative in the past.

Multimodal Learning Obectives

  • Students will be able to visually and orally describe a past journey using Powtoon.


Abdou Issaka


  1. Give students a list of topics or questions in French to guide their viewing of the film. Examples: Où est-ce qu’Abdou Issaka est né/a grandi? Quel est son métier? Qu’est-ce qu’il aime faire? Quand est-ce qu’il est venu en France? Quels étaient ses impressions de la France quand il est arrivé? Qu’est-ce qu’il pense de la France maintenant?
  2. Show students Abdou Issaka’s film.
  3. In partners/small groups, ask students to discuss and write 4-6 sentences in the passé composé and imparfait about Abdou’s story.
  4. Have students share their sentences with the class (they can write them on the board, read them aloud, etc.)
  5. Ask students to think about a time they found themselves in an environment that was completely new to them (while traveling, in school, etc.). Have them write a 10-12 sentence story in the past that they will use as the basis for their Powtoon.


Students will create a Powtoon to tell their story. The Powtoon will combine images and sound (students reading their written narrative). Students will present their Powtoon to the class.

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