13 Jan Newsletter
Here’s what’s new today and what’s coming next:
We’ve just added a new self-correcting quizz at the bottom of episode 255 your students can do from home or school when they get back.
To see how you can share lessons with your students, scroll down for more info.
Planet French has the most comprehensive French course on Le Carnaval for all grades, BUT…
I’d recommend you save it for the end of January, beginning of February.
Not only does it coincide more with the actual Carnaval, but it gives you the opportunity to do 2 other courses first:
…Bienvenue à Québec is a great introduction to the Carnaval because it helps students get situated in Quebec.
I’d recommend doing this wonderful course in 2 parts. Do the second part in the spring, and do the first part where we situate the topography of Quebec after you do the course on…
…les sports d’hiver.
This unit has an eBook and videos for all levels. The eBook is colour-coded: Green square means easy. Black is advanced, blue is in-between (just like the signs on a ski hill!).
So to recap: Winter sports/LES SPORTS D’HIVER now, Quebec city/BIENVENUE À QUEBEC (first lessons around its topography), then end January, early February: BIENVENUE AU CARNAVAL.
This 4-week planner works for in-person as well as for remote learning. All your French students have access to Planet French with their own accounts. More on that later.
You can see the 4 week planner by clicking here if you’re already logged in to your Planet French account.
To login, visit www.planetfrench.com or click here and enter your username and your password. If you are a Planet French member, you should see your username and password Guy emailed you this week. Please check your spam folder. If you don’t see that email, please contact email@example.com for all the relevant links.
The activities, videos and eBooks provided herein are designed to maximize oral communication opportunities around topics relevant to them. They expose students to authentic French speakers and engage students in meaningful tasks.
YOUR STUDENT LOGINS AND REMOTE LEARNING
Many of you might be teaching remotely again because of Omicron. Fear not, we’ve made student access to Planet French easier still.
Your students get access with their own accounts. If you haven’t already registered your French students, it’s easy. Just give them the link and password Guy emailed you this week. Please check your spam folder. If you don’t see that email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all the relevant links.
You can assign Planet French content to all registered students. They can access and open it REMOTELY. All you do is share the target page’s URL with your students.
TUTORIAL VIDEO FOR TEACHERS
See how other teachers use Planet French, check out this tutorial for teachers, specifically at 9:09 and at 9:58 to see how to share assignments and how to register your students, or better still, watch the whole video and you’ll fly with Planet French. It only takes 10 minutes!