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

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

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