Apr 24

Online French for middle school and high school – from beginner through immersion and native-language levels

I am knee-deep in planning ahead for next year right now! For the 2017-2018 school year, my children will be in grades 7 and 5. Yikes. High school is also looming over my head a bit, so I’ve been keeping … Continue reading

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Mar 27

French workbooks from Cahiers N.G.

I recently found Cahiers N.G. on a vendor listing for last year’s AQED conference (AQED = Association Québecoise pour Éducation à Domicile – or Québec Association for education at home). I was doing some planning for next year, looking for … Continue reading

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Mar 13

Mid-year adjustments to our French curriculum & routine

Anyone else feeling tired? I’m always so ambitious when planning curriculum, but half-way through the year of actually doing it, I’m spent! This year has been particularly bad. I think I took on too many projects last summer.  As a … Continue reading

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Nov 14

French grammar curriculum: Mon Babillard review (critique)

I’m guessing that grammar is not your child’s favourite subject.  It’s not a big draw in our house either.  However, it’s one of those things that really does need to be learned if the goal is true bilingualism.  On the … Continue reading

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Oct 31

Top 5 sources for French learning materials

Finding good sources for French learning materials is not easy. When I first started teaching my children at home, I had trouble finding resources for French. Today I thought I’d share with you the top 5 places that I go … Continue reading

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Oct 24

New France unit study: Literature-based with hands-on learning activities

We recently completed our New France unit study.  I chose to do this study in English with my kids because a lot of the ideas are abstract and I wasn’t confident in their ability to understand what I was saying … Continue reading

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Sep 26

French resources for learning about apples (activités d’apprentissage – les pommes)

Fall is a great time to learn about apples and apple vocabulary in French.  Here are a few resources to help you with that. Paper apple relay Last year at this time, we did a paper apple relay race with … Continue reading

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Aug 15

How to use a worksheet subscription from Génie Publication to enhance learning (Review / critique)

Génie Publication has a full library of worksheets and curriculum – all downloadable.  The site is divided into 2 sections – curriculum to buy individually (prices vary depending on the item) and worksheets that come with the subscription service.   An … Continue reading

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Aug 05

Curriculum picks for 2016-2017 (all subjects)

I cannot believe I have a 6th grader and a 4th grader in the house.  Yikes.  I’m not sure where the time has gone!  Here are our curriculum picks for 2016-2017 for all subjects (unless, of course, I’ve forgotten something, … Continue reading

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Aug 03

How to do French immersion at home in 3 simple steps

The most common question I get asked is how to do French immersion at home – either because children used to be in French immersion at school and are now being homeschooled, or because parents recognize the benefits of a … Continue reading

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