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Planet French Episode 159: La grande marche pour le climat

There were over 500,000 people marching in the climate change protest and student strike on Friday in Montreal. Planet French was there. Here is the new episode #159. It’s available to watch for Planet French subscribers and for guests (for the next day). Planet French subscribers (www.planetfrench.com) can watch weekly Canadian news videos in levelled…

Le Monde des Animaux French Kit

This kit has 12 videos in easy French and intermediate French, plus new ones added. We keep adding new videos and easy French books to our kits. With online access, the kits are never stale, and always get new material. We don’t remove any material either. An eBook available online The online eBook has an…

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Science courses for French immersion

SCIENCE For French immersion Croissance chez les animaux Language must be levelled Immersion students don’t need adapted content from French mother tongue, they need properly levelled content. Access Planet French mobile Students can access all Planet French content from anywhere on any device Planet French content is levelled Planet French videos are levelled, fun and…

Les pâtisseries françaises: Yum!

La Pâtisserie française is one of the many chapters in the course BIENVENUE AU SNACK-BAR. One of the perks of teaching and of learning French is the “obligation” to try French pastries…to better understand the culture…of course! In this chapter in the book/eBook and corresponding video, we visit one of the best French pastry shops…

Le Bistro Santé

Le bistro Santé Le bistro santé is one of the many chapters in the Booksmarts kit “Bienvenue au Snack-Bar”. This chapter in the book and eBook has a matching video where students learn about healthy food choices. It was filmed in one of the biggest health clubs/gyms in the country. For more details about the…

Everyday situations French Packs

What’s different about Booksmarts Planet French kits and courses What makes our French kits different is the fact we are the only company that offers different levels within the same kit and that our content targets more “Big ideas”, more thematic life skills building, more cross-curricular subjects integration, more ethics and according to our customers,…

Engage your French students with the News

One of the best ways to engage your French students is with The News and topical, relevant content.

Les nouvelles en français facile sur Planet French

Planet French releases weekly Canadian news videos in levelled French. The News is a great way to engage French students from grades 4 to 12. The site features videos in easy French, books in levelled French, exercise sheets and activities. Dans cet épisode: Une jeune de 19 ans est la première Canadienne à gagner le…

Bienvenue au Snack Bar Kit

Ordering food at the snack bar/fast food. Each kit contains one DVD video and 5 copies of the book LE SNACK BAR ! Grades 2 through 12.

The video and the book cover all aspects of going to a snack bar and ordering fast food. A practical, communication based resource. All the key vocabulary and high frequency thematic language is covered. Authentic French speakers in realistic situations. The books have a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more!

Bienvenue à Québec!

Quebec city is one of the most visited places in North America. There are so many events and places to see in Quebec, but which is the best? We visit them all with videos, books, eBooks and more!  This amazing French kit has 19 videos, each matching a chapter in the book and in the…

Bienvenue au Cinema ! Kit

Going to the movies. Each kit contains one DVD video and 5 copies of the book. Grades 2 through 12.

The video and the book cover all aspects of going to the movies. A practical, communication based resource. All the key vocabulary and high frequency thematic language is covered. Authentic French speakers in realistic situations. The books have a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more!

Redshirting: Use differentiated instructions for your younger French students

According to the Harvard Kennedy school of media, parents are faced with a dilemma if their children are born near the enrolment cutoff date. Every year, parents whose children’s fifth birthday falls right before their school district’s kindergarten age cutoff can make a choice: Enrol them or put off kindergarten another year. Some parents and…

Are class sizes too big?

Class sizes are an issue in many parts of the country. For example in Calgary enrolments are rising by 2000 new students each year and parents are concerned with class sizes hitting nearly 40 students, according to a recent CBC article. There’s not enough money to hire more teachers and with big classes it’s hard…

Why French teachers leave

The Canadian Office of the commissioner of official languages conducted a recent study on the state of FSL and immersion in Canada. In short, it found that parents across Canada want their kids to learn French, and they want it to be available at school. At the same time, there’s a shortage of FSL and…

How to motivate your French students today

One day, a Canadian graduate student met with his advisor to discuss possible thesis topics.

Planet French online courses and the News

There has always been demand for easy texts in all media for second language students.

French culture Kits and Packs

BOOKSMARTS FRENCH CULTURE KITS AND PACKS Over 600 levelled French resources!

3 Techniques for using videos in French class

I’d like to offer you 3 techniques you can use in French class tomorrow morning with videos.