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Learn French with French culture and Haiti !

One of the best ways to learn French is through French culture. One of the least known but most interesting French cultural hotspots is Haiti. This video shares samples from the French resource Bienvenue en Haiti, from www.Booksmarts.biz, one of the leading French resources provider. 

New science courses: La Terre et l’Espace!

Booksmarts Planet French have just released a new online course called LA TERRE ET L’ESPACE. It targets immersion students and helps students reach curriculum outcomes with short videos in levelled French. These short, concise lessons clearly explain science concepts in levelled French. Science courses include tectonic plates, volcanos, light, chemistry, the rock cycle, the water…

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Canadian students score 6th place in worldwide PISA results

According to an article by Crawford Kilian, students from wealthy backgrounds scored better than students from less fortunate socio economic backgrounds. The results show girls significantly outscored boys in reading. Click here for the full article.  Using online learning platforms like planet French helps bridge the gap between rich/poor, girls/boys because students can instantly access…

New science courses: les cellules

Booksmarts Planet French have just released a new video in the course “Les cellules” called “Les différents types de cellules”. In this week’s release, we cover the components of animal and plant cells and photosynthesis. This lesson follows the lesson covering cell theory. We are producing science courses in levelled French covering the science curriculum.…

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Can a school get ahead financially and pedagogically?

So you’re teaching French and today you’re looking for an article or video in levelled French to show your students. You want to engage them with a short 2 minute piece they can understand, drum up conversation and then explicitly teach a concept. Great. Say the piece you need has to explain Canada’s government, or…

Kit Le Hockey

Each kit contains one DVD video and 10 copies of the book. Grades 2 through 12. The video features: Description, Montreal Canadiens Hall of fame visit ! equipment, interviews, rules, history …and more, all in simple French with authentic speakers ! The video and the book go hand in hand. The video plays on PCs, Macs and on DVD players. Our videos offer several chapters for a total of between 35-60 minutes. The books are 28 pages full colour, beautiful photographs. The books has a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more! Click on slide for more information.

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:…

Quebec City French conference

Dans cet épisode vidéo de 8 minutes: Les nouvelles- on va à quebec – on installe des pneus d’hiver, on rencontre des profs de français- on rencontre des soldats français et britanniques de la période entre 1700/1812. Puis on raconte une légende de fantômes de Québec et on discute de certains points. En plus, le…

Teaching in the Robot Age

Experts tell us many jobs will be done by robots instead of by humans. When? Very soon. It’s already begun. Bank tellers have been replaced to a large degree by ATMs and soon even financial analysts will see their jobs go to artificial intelligence. Most finance firms already use AI to make stock predictions at…

Remembrance Day-Le Jour du Souvenir

It’s Remembrance Day. Here are videos and articles your French students might enjoy today. You can show these in class with a free guest 5 day trial account by filling the check-in form on www.planetfrench.com. We’re featuring 4 videos and one article about “Le Jour du Souvenir” and about the armed forces on Planet French,…

Today Nov. 4 on Planet French

Thank you for all the amazing positive feedback regarding Halloween videos on Planet French. Coming up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11th, Planet French is releasing content about this and about the Canadian armed forces. Let’s talk a husband and wife team of Canadian military spies. They met during the War and subscribers can read…

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…

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

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…