2) We briefly learned the basics of forming the future tense.
Take the infinitive and add the forms of avoir for the present tense. (Nous and vous just take ons and ez)
j'ai --> ai je parlerai - I will speak
tu as --> as tu parleras - You will speak
il a --> a il parlera - He will speak
nous avons --> ons nous parlerons - We will speak
vous avez --> ez vous parlerez - You will speak
elles ont --> ont ils parleront - They will speak
3) We worked on helping people do some make up work
4) Half the class period was spent in the lab to give people time to work on cultural projects.