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6 DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: C’est le concours “Écris une lettre au père Noel”!/Telescope Webb/Plus gros magasin de jouets au monde/Lutins entrevue/Nouvelle leçon Volcans

What’s going on this week on Planet French: It’s another huge week on Planet French! The tremendously popular contest for French students “Écris une lettre au père Noel”! starts Today! We’re also featuring the biggest toy store in the world and we’re starting our interviews with Santa’s elves. By Wednesday we’ll be adding a new…

23 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: Les Nouvelles à travers le Canada/Championnes canadiennes/inondations historiques en Colombie-Britannique

252-Inondations Historiques En Colombie-Britannique: Les Canadiens Mettent Leurs De Travail In this episode we cover the historic floods in BC, how BC has been rocked by successive hardships: Covid, forest fires and historic flooding. Canadians are nothing if not resilient. This short film takes you through an accelerated timeline of Canadian resilience. Visit the Planet…

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15 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: Les Nouvelles à travers le Canada/Frontière USA/Jeunes champions au Canada

VIDEO #250 Les nouvelles au Canada: Canadian news video for this week, in levelled French La frontière entre le Canada et les États-Unis est maintenant ouverte/The US border with Canada is now open. Pendant la pandémie de Covid-19, beaucoup de personnes adoptent un chien. Le refuge Beagle Paws, à Goulds à Terre-Neuve-Labrador. Emily Alford, 16 ans,…

8 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: Les Nouvelles à travers le Canada, Réunion sur le climat, le Jour du Souvenir!

8 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: Les Nouvelles à travers le Canada, Réunion sur le climat, le Jour du Souvenir! The news this week (in easy French): Halifax, nouveau robot/Calgary, des jeunes champions/Toronto, première navette électrique/Winnipeg-Manitoba, un chien vole une voiturette de golf!/Vancouver, on arrête de couper les arbres anciens/Réunion internationale sur le climat: Comment les arbres aident…

25 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: Vote pour tes bonbons/Vidéos d’Halloween/Déchets et recyclage

It’s Halloween and Planet French has a variety of spooky and fun content for your French students. Episode 247, teaches trick or treating covid directives, and teaches the vocabulary of candies in French. Students are invited to vote on their favorite Halloween treats. Episode “Les Zombies” is the hit short, kid-friendly film about zombies (in…

19 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: LES ZOMBIES!/LA SEMAINE DE LA RÉDUCTION DES DÉCHETS

It’s waste reduction week in Canada! In this episode we discuss waste reduction week, visit Canada’s biggest landfill site and ask students to come up with ideas on how to reduce waste at school and at home. Visit the Planet French Home page to login and access this content. To find out how your teachers…

13 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: VACCIN POUR LES JEUNES 5 À 11 ANS/C’EST L’AUTOMNE!/Le magasin d’Halloween/Le vaudou

In the first part of this short video in easy French, we kick off in front of Pfizer’s headquarters. The pharma is in talks with Health Canada to get its vaccine approved for 5 to 11-year-olds. We discussed the pros and cons and invite the students to participate, in French. In the second part of…

Planet French online courses and the News

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French culture courses: Printed Kits and Packs and Online access

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

Everyday situations French courses in print and on line

Here is what you will find in most of our French kits:  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…

Canada’s infamous residential schools

Remains of over 200 school children were found on the site of a former residential school in B.C. The story of Canada’s residential schools is tragic and repulsive. It is un-Canadian. It is the opposite of Canadian values and all we stand for and it needs to be told. In this Planet French Booksmarts video…

Should Canada sell it’s water/Est-ce que le Canada peut vendre son eau?

You’ll find 750 French resources K-12 on Planet French. The content ranges from easy courses about introductions and family, to advanced high school content for FSL and immersion. Planet French weekly Canadian news and current events episodes are mostly mindless fun in easy French, but sometimes someone forgets to turn off the camera and we…

Why do boys drop out of French?

Do boys think French is manly enough? I read a study by Kissau and Turnbull awhile back (I include a link further) that prompted me to develop some of our French materials for the testosterone part of your classroom. The study reported 70% of students who planned to drop French were male, that boys feel French…

Coming soon on Planet French!

Planet French is constantly growing, like a loaf of fresh dough in the oven. What started with a handful of videos and eBooks now has over 750 French resources, and rising! These include weekly Canadian news episodes in levelled French and 45 French courses. Just this past year, we’ve added 50+ more resources. In addition…

Franco-Ontariens Course Demo

CLICK THE VIDEO TO PREVIEW Here is a preview of our amazing kit LES FRANCO-ONTARIENS. The kit has everything you need to cover the theme. The book has stunning photographs and the DVDs come with tons of videos. We went everywhere in Ontario and met great people. Take a look. MASSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE and FUN FRENCH KIT:…

Resources designed with differentiation in mind

Planet French is an online site that includes over 40 complete French courses. Each course is made up of content at three levels of difficulty spanning grades 2 to 12, to make it easy and quick for teachers to instantly apply differentiated instruction.

Le Moyen Age: New online course in levelled French

We’re releasing a new Booksmarts French kit: Le Moyen Äge. This kit covers the period starting at the fall of the Roman Empire all the way to the Renaissance. The level of French is perfect for immersion and extended French. It addresses the need for a compelling social studies resource that explains causal relationships rather…

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…