24 May 2022 Newsletter
Here’s what’s happening today on Planet French/Voici l’actualité sur Planet French:
It’s the queen’s jubilee, so we have high tea with Queen Elizabeth. 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.
C’est le jubilé de la reine Elizabeth. 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, click here: https://planetfrench.com/courses/nouvelles-actualite-cette-semaine/lessons/on-prend-le-the-avec-la-reine/
A pizza delivery man’s friends aren’t sharing a piece of their $1M lottery win and the “No mowe May” movement hits Canada’s maritime provinces.
What are insects good for? We go visit an expert and 3000+ special insects. This is a sneak preview of the fascinating new upcoming unit on insects. Students love it!
It’s also part of the “Le monde des animaux” complete French course. Here the link to this episode: https://planetfrench.com/courses/les-animaux-cours/lessons/273-lotterie-maritimes-tondeuses-insectes/
C’est le printemps. Here is part 1 of the basic vocabulary unit on spring. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s spring!
Here is the link to the video: https://planetfrench.com/courses/nouvelles-actualite-cette-semaine/lessons/le-printemps-partie-1-niveau-facile-vocabulaire-de-base/
-Spring and the seasons.
-New drones are being used in Alberta to spray crops.
-There’s a new huge spider invading Ontario and the Maritimes: The Joro! Here’s what you need to know.
– …all in easy French 🙂
Here is the link to the video: https://planetfrench.com/courses/nouvelles-actualite-cette-semaine/lessons/266-le-printemps-drones-en-alberta-nouvelle-araignee-en-ontario-et-dans-les-provinces-maritimes/
L’ÉRABLIÈRE (sugar shack)!
The video “La sucrerie de la montagne, part 2” is a great summary of the traditional foods served at the sugar shack, presented by a giant smiling lumber jack, in easy French.
Here is the link to the video: https://planetfrench.com/courses/bienvenue-a-lerabliere-course/lessons/erabliere-sucrerie-de-la-montagne-partie-2/
The video “Les délices de l’érable” shows us the delicious “tire d’érable”, shows us 200 products made from maple sugar, and teaches us about the history and science behind this deeply Canadian product.
While there are many sources of information about sugar shacks, no other resource brings it all together like the Bienvenue à l’érablière package does.
This fun unit is available on Planet French in digital format with videos, activities and an eBook that features texts at 3 levels, beginner to advanced.
There is a comprehensive teacher’s guide available to you at the beginning of the unit. The guide has 10 activities leading up to an end-of-unit summative task.
We recommend you do 2 units per week or more, which takes you to the middle of April. There’s plenty to do with this unit and your students will really enjoy it.
Here is a link to the demo video for this unit: https://vimeo.com/259029137
Here is the link to get to the unit itself: https://planetfrench.com/courses/bienvenue-a-lerabliere-course/
There are also printed books to go along, if you are interested in augmenting the online experience, which you can purchase here: https://rr112.infusionsoft.app/app/storeFront/showCategoryPage?categoryId=27 Since you won’t need the DVDs the prices are a little cheaper than advertised.
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