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

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

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

Oct 17

17 French shows for kids on Netflix

We recently jumped back on the Netflix bandwagon.  I had cancelled our account last summer because we just found we weren’t using it.  We get regular TV by antenna and my husband set up a Digital Video Recorder using an … Continue reading

Oct 10

Fun family movie: Homeward Bound The Incredible Journey (L’Incroyable Voyage)

I hadn’t planned on posting today because it’s Thanksgiving where I live, but we just finished watching a really fun movie on the weekend.  It’s called Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey.  I found it on DVD at the library … Continue reading

Oct 03

App review: French class (ios and Android)

Bottom-line:  This is a decent quiz app (with a few games built in) for older students (middle/high school+) and adults who are learning core-French (not immersion) style.  To make the best use of this app, student should be able to read … Continue reading

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

Sep 12

Easy-to-use French art resources (ressources d’art en français)

Hurray for French art resources!  One of the ways that we incorporate more French into our week is by combining it with other subjects.  Art is a fun one for this because it’s very hands-on, which is great for vocabulary … Continue reading