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.…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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!

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…

Le monde des Animaux Book

Pets and animals. Grades 2 through 12.

The book covers all aspects of pets and animals, from saussage dogs to elephants. A practical, communication based resource. All the key vocabulary and high frequency thematic language is covered.

How to take care of your pet, an interview with a dog trainer, a veterenarian, an african tour with a zoologist, a visit to a pet shop and more ! Authentic French speakers in realistic situations. The books have a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more!

Le monde des Animaux Kit

Pets and animals. 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 pets and animals, from saussage dogs to elephants. A practical, communication based resource. All the key vocabulary and high frequency thematic language is covered.

How to take care of your pet, an interview with a dog trainer, a veterenarian, an african tour with a zoologist, a visit to a pet shop and more ! Authentic French speakers in realistic situations. The books have a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more!

Bienvenue au Cinema ! Book

Going to the movies. Grades 2 through 12.

The book covers 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!

Le monde des Animaux DVD

Pets and animals. Grades 2 through 12.

The video covers all aspects of pets and animals, from saussage dogs to elephants. A practical, communication based resource. All the key vocabulary and high frequency thematic language is covered.

How to take care of your pet, an interview with a dog trainer, a veterenarian, an african tour with a zoologist, a visit to a pet shop and more ! Authentic French speakers in realistic situations.

Bienvenue au Cinema ! DVD

Going to the movies. Grades 2 through 12.

The video covers 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.

Bienvenue au Snack Bar DVD

Ordering food at the snack bar/fast food. Grades 2 through 12.

The video covers 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.

Bienvenue au Snack Bar Book

Ordering food at the snack bar/fast food. Grades 2 through 12.

The book covers 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!

Kit Erabliere (cabane à sucre)

Kit contains one DVD and ten copies of the book. La Cabane à sucre (L’érablière) Grades 2 through 12. The video and the book feature: • An interview with Bonhomme Carnaval • All the key attractions of the Quebec Carnaval • The “Carnaval” parade • The ice palace • The Snow sculptures competition • The canoe races on the icy waters of the St. Lawrence river • The history of the quebec carnaval. • Vintage video footage and photos of the first carnaval. The video and the book go hand in hand. Click on slide for more information.