Here are our suggestions of news and course content we recommend this week on Planet French. Bullet points here, details below:
We have two episodes related to queen Elizabeth.
It’s “Le temps des pommes”/ apple picking time! We feature the super captivating episode “Le temps des pommes”, in which we take your students on a visit to a very special apple orchard. We learn how to pick apples, and which apples to use for what.
New episode #284: Good news: The salmon are back on the Fraser river.
Also in episode #284: there are lab-grown meats people can eat. 80% of deforestation happens in order to clear the land to farm animals for meat. Yet animal meat only represents 20% of the world’s caloric intake.
Speaking of salmon and rivers, the video “La carte et les premiers explorateurs” is easy to follow, in simple French. It covers how early European settlers used rivers to settle Ontario and is part of the course, “Les Franco-Ontariens” on Planet French. It also has a teacher’s guide, an eBook, a narrated eBook, and several videos.
Video les fruits/c’est une pomme/beginners
Students are out buying clothes and the episode with two youths in the clothing store hits the vocabulary nail on the head. It’s part of the complete course, “Les vêtements”, which also sports a teacher’s guide with activities.
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All Tracks: C’est le temps des pommes!
Welcome to the apple orchard! We visit an amazing orchard and take a deep dive to the “core” of apple picking and which apples to use for what.
Bienvenue au verger ! Nous visitons un verger formidable avec Matthieu, un expert. Matthieu nous montre comment on fait pousser des pommes, comment cueillir des pommes, des citrouilles et des fruits “très spéciaux“!
Gabrielle nous montre les différentes sortes de pommes. Est-ce que tu sais qu’il y a différentes sortes de pommes? Tu apprends quelles pommes il faut utiliser dans quelles situations.
Nous écoutons une légende basée sur des fruits. On examine les tartes aux pommes, les citrouilles et notre équipe est attaquée par des abeilles!
All Tracks: Episode #284:
After a landslide blocked their path in the Fraser, salmon couldn’t swim upstream to spawn but now they’re back! We also look at some of the stakes (no pun–ok, yes, pun, let’s own it…) involved in producing meat in the lab.
283-la reine Elizabeth-Les changements depuis sa naissance en 1926
In this new Planet French episode we remember Queen Elizabeth’s life, we show excerpts from the video “On prend le thé avec la reine Elizabeth,” linked further below, and we have students revisit all the remarkable inventions that changed the world since the Queen’s birth in 1926 and have them team up in groups to discuss changes that happened since were born, in French.
Elizabeth was the longest standing monarch and her passing means change, and by George the world has changed, hasn’t it?
To watch the episode, login to www.planetfrench.com and click here: https://planetfrench.com/courses/nouvelles-actualite-cette-semaine/lessons/283-la-reine-elizabeth-les-changements-depuis-sa-naissance-en-1926/
All Tracks: On prend le thé avec la reine!
Queen Elizabeth, monarch of 15 countries including Canada for 70 years, has passed. She will be sorely missed.
But she lives on in this Planet French episode. La reine Elizabeth laisse sa marque sur l’histoire, et elle continue de faire rayonner son influence dans cet épisode de Planet French.
We learn about tea, what to eat with it, how to prepare it and the proper way to drink it.
Students pick up explicit vocabulary laid out in the video, and there’s even a quiz under the video.
Elle est la reine de l’Angleterre et du Commonwealth depuis 70 ans.
Une chose qui est sacrée chez les Anglais, c’est le thé. Alors Planet French décide de prendre le thé avec la reine Elizabeth. To watch the episode, login to www.planetfrench.com and click here: https://planetfrench.com/courses/nouvelles-actualite-cette-semaine/lessons/on-prend-le-the-avec-la-reine/
All Tracks/beginners-easy: En classe
The lesson “En classe” has a video and an ebook component. To watch, login and click here: https://planetfrench.com/courses/lecole-cours/lessons/ecole-en-classe-2/
The lesson “SABRINA ET ALEC PARLENT DE LEUR ÉCOLE” has a video and an ebook component. To watch, login and click here: https://planetfrench.com/courses/lecole-cours/lessons/bienvenue-a-lecole-sabrina-et-alec-st/
Both lessons are part of the Planet French course, “BIENVENUE À L’ÉCOLE”. The course is on Planet French and is comprised of a teacher’s guide, an eBook, an actor-narrated eBook, and of a series of videos.
The course features components at different levels of difficulty. To find out how these courses work, check out the tutorial video here: https://planetfrench.com/tutorials-how-to-navigate-planet-french/
All Tracks/beginners-intermediates: Introductions-BONJOUR BOB!
The BONJOUR BOB kit is the new, fun way to teach SIMPLE GREETINGS, introductions, simple commands, family and other basics in VERY EASY FRENCH.
Take your students of French from A0 through A2 to B1 CEFR levels (Ages 5 to 75).
In the first episode, MAX is having problems at school when an alien, BOB, slams his spaceship onto Earth, running from the evil and sinister CROLKS!
This video lesson is part of the course bonjour Bob which features a teachers guide inspired by the CEFR
To watch the episode login first to planet French then click here: