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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Feb 13

French fun for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14th is almost here and as usual I like to weave French vocabulary building into celebrations as much as I can (while still keeping them fun, of course!).  Each year on Valentine’s Day, I prepare a treasure hunt for … Continue reading

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Jan 02

New Year’s vegetable challenge in French (with free printable)

Back in December, I had this bright idea that if we tracked our fruit & vegetable servings to make sure we were getting enough, we’d eat more of these good things. Then, hopefully we’d have less room for all the … 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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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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Nov 07

Practicing French with card games + free printable

Making language practice fun is a great way to help kids remember what they’ve learned.  We play games a lot as a family and cards have been a very popular choice lately, so I decided to incorporate French practice into a … 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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