Planet French gives French teachers and students age and level-appropriate complete curriculum-compliant courses as well as weekly Canadian news videos and articles. Here’s what’s inside:
THE COMPLETE BOOKSMARTS PLANET FRENCH ONLINE LIBRARY:
Planet French Booksmarts is the only all-in-one French solution with
- Weekly news and current events videos in easy French. New episodes each week!
- Complete units including eBooks, videos, narrated eBooks and teacher’s guides for both FSL and immersion
- Immersion-levelled courses to cover the Science curriculum
- Immersion-levelled courses to cover the Social Studies curriculum
- Covers multiple proficiency levels in each of the resources
This GIANT ONLINE LIBRARY includes all Booksmarts French kits plus Planet French weekly topical Canadian and World news content in levelled French.
PLANET FRENCH WEEKLY CANADIAN NEWS/CURRENT EVENTS VIDEOS IN LEVELLED FRENCH!
The Only French platform that releases WEEKLY Canadian & World News videos in levelled French
Planet French releases the News in levelled French each week. Why?
Because the news is a great way to make French relevant and to expose your students to real life comprehensible input.
What’s more relevant than the news to start authentic conversations in your French class?
Planet French and Booksmarts Courses make up “The Complete Booksmarts Planet French online library”, the BP.
Complete French culture courses include Le Carnaval, France, Montreal, Quebec, Les Franco-Ontariens, Les Acadiens, L’Érablière, La Saint-Jean, Haiti, and more!
Each course contains texts and videos at different levels of difficulty. This allows the teacher to quickly differentiate depending on each student’s proficiency. The teacher can cover all grade levels with one course, which saves time. These courses are used in core French FSL and with French immersion students. Printed versions of each book are available to order.
Everyday situations courses. These make French relevant, comprehensible and fun.
There are courses from everything in your student’s experiential universe, from eating to sports. Each course shows a huge variety of French speakers of all ages in authentic situations. Each book/eBook has chapters at different levels and matching videos and activities. These courses are used in core French FSL and with French immersion students. Click here to go to the Everyday situations page with samples.
NEW VIDEO COURSES FOR IMMERSION COVERING THE SCIENCES CURRICULUM, IN LEVELLED FRENCH!
We have a dozen new courses in progress to cover the science curriculum for grades 2-12. Courses include Space exploration, Cells and biology, Aerodynamics and flight, The Rock cycle, the Water cycle, Seasons, Animal growth, Tectonic plates, Volcanoes, Electricity, and more. We are constantly adding more science videos in levelled, comprehensible French to this fascinating collection designed especially for the French immersion curriculum. Click here for the Science courses page.
Social studies courses including Canada’s First Nations, The Middle Ages, and more, in levelled French!
The amazing course LES PEUPLES AUTOCHTONES DU CANADA is designed specifically to meet curriculum outcomes. It’s large team of authors and collaborators is comprised of First Nations members from all provinces. It features a comprehensive text and over 25 videos matching the text’s chapters, as well as activities in downloadable blackline masters. Click here for the samples page.
For samples of LE MOYEN ÂGE, click here for the Middle Ages page.
It covers all levels of French second language and of French immersion.
These components fit together in comprehensive programming units and are designed for the curriculum.
Plays on all your and your student’s devices!
Between this library and Planet French, French teachers can now access over 700 videos, activities, eBooks, and narrated eBooks in levelled French from anywhere on any device!
Your students also have access to it from everywhere on all their devices!
Here’s how to order:
To subscribe your school to Planet French, CLICK HERE. If you have a DISCOUNT PROMO CODE, enter it on the ordering page.
Canadian school districts can get a discount up to 95% based on volume. Contact us for a price quote.
To see or order products from our catalogue, CLICK HERE.
To see how the courses work, CLICK HERE
To watch more tutorial videos, CLICK HERE
The Only French resource with multi-levelled courses
We cover 3 levels in each course. Why? This way, different students can cover the same theme regardless of their individual level. You don’t have to run around looking for levelled books and videos. They’re all right here in every course.
The easiest French videos
There are other online French platforms. But their videos are too advanced for our students.
The BP has a more “dynamic range” ie: a broader range of levels than any other platform.
From absolute beginners to advanced native French speakers
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