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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Dec 05

French learning activities for Christmas

Just a quick post today to give you a few ideas for incorporating French vocabulary learning into a few different Christmas-themed activities. Last year, I wrote about what our French club did for our last meeting before Christmas.  We had … 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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Apr 19

French activities for Earth Day (activités apprentissage jour de la terre)

Spring is so busy!  We spent a month in San Diego, California and I feel like I’ve been scrambling ever since we got home.  We’ve been changing up our French routine a bit (for the better, I think), and I … Continue reading

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Jan 07

Learning French in January

Our activity load was really heavy this past fall. This was great and all, but I’m grateful for a January that has fewer things on the calendar! I had dumped a few things from our home routine a few months … Continue reading

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Nov 05

French e-books for kids: a roundup of sources

We rely on our local library a ton when it comes to getting French books.  My son and daughter each read a French book aloud most days.  I also read a few books aloud to them.  Then we have our … Continue reading

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Sep 29

French printable worksheets: a roundup of sources

Looking for worksheets? Here’s a bunch you may be interested in!  Many are from Canada, and others are from France and elsewhere.  Mostly free sources with a few paid ones clearly indicated as such. Canadian sources On this site If … Continue reading

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Sep 09

5 tips for keeping your language skills sharp

I recently had a reader ask me this question: How do you keep improving and challenging yourself in French and expanding vocabulary? So, here we go – my top 5 tips for keeping your own language skills sharp. Note that … Continue reading

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Aug 31

French activities and resources for learning about birds (activités pédagogiques oiseaux)

Over the summer, we spent quite a bit of time talking and learning about birds while speaking French. My primary goal as always was language-learning, but the kids also learned a lot about birds, which was a bonus. Granted, they … Continue reading

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Jul 16

Learning about penguins (activités d’apprentissage – manchots et pingouins)

I’ve realized over the last few months that animals are great to teach/learn in French because: a) the kids really like them, b) they already know a lot about the subject just from observing their world, and c) the ideas … Continue reading

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