"The student had an excellent lesson today- it is obvious that she is motivated to do well. We started out discussing the directions, and she remembered a lot of those. Next there were a few phrases that she wasn't sure about on the list that I had her review before our lesson, so we talked about those phrases and when it is appropriate to use them. She also had a chance to review the French phrase book I left her, and she said it was fun to see.
Next, we went on to some travel words- airport, train, metro, etc. We specifically talked about how to use the Metro and how it works in general. We talked about money and how the ATM's will likely be good to go and she doesn't really need traveler's cheques.
Next, we briefly discussed body parts, but the student remembers most of them because her French teacher made them do a song over and over with them. :) Back and stomach were really the only 2 new words for her.
Next we discussed words dealing with buildings, specifically with a hotel. We discussed how to find good restaurants and whether the best place to ask would be at her hotel. We then discussed some types of shopping. The student plans to stay within the 1st arrondisement for most of her trip, so she will mostly see things by walking around.
Our last vocab for the day was computer terms, which will be helpful if her computer recognizes that she is in France and switches to French formatting in email, etc.
We finished the lesson by discussing a few different topics so that she gets more used to speaking and interacting in French. We discussed sports, for example.
I suggested that she try to find songs by specific French singers, e.g. Edith Piaf and Carla Bruni, and that she look into some French movies. I plan to bring 2 with me to our next lesson so that she can try to watch them and get used to the pace of the French in them."