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0030.    French Education Related

           0037. French Education Related - General

            0037-6. French Education Related - French Language

See also section 0030 French Education Related  (for dictionaries, grammar and such)

Some of the links from the following list have been organized in a table for the convenience of students.
Table -  Ressources Françaises - Sites de la langue française

College Board - AP Central - Course Descriptions  - French Language (includes exam descritions and sample questions)
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/article/1,,151-165-0-2152,00.html

http://www.nvtc.gov/lotw/
Languages of the World website from the National Virtual Translation Center, USA

 http://www.french-future.org/
  French for the Future hosts
                                 programs in many cities across
                                 Canada each year for high
                                 school students in Immersion and
                                 French first language. Our goal is
                                 to encourage students to
                                 continue their studies in French.
                                 We promote an ongoing dialogue
                                 between these students.
                                 We are a federally incorporated,
                                 national charity.
Le français pour l'avenir présente chaque année des programmes
                                                               aux élèves du secondaire français
                                                               langue seconde et aux élèves en
                                                               immersion, dans de nombreuses
                                                               villes. Notre but est d'encourager
                                                               les élèves à continuer leurs
                                                               études en français. Nous
                                                               promouvons un dialogue
                                                               permanent entre ces élèves.
                                                               Nous sommes un organisme à but
                                                               non lucratif national, constitué
                                                               sous le régime d'une loi fédérale.

 http://www.rvf.ca
Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie vous proposent un
                   temps dans l’année pour célébrer la langue et la culture
                   d’expression française! Pendant le mois du mars, soyez
                   parmi ces milliers de francophones et francophiles qui font
                   des Rendez-vous une période de grandes célébrations!
                   Durant cette quinzaine, organisez, vous aussi, votre
                   activité, votre événement, votre Rendez-vous!
                   Entourant la Journée internationale de la Francophonie, (le 20 mars)
                   encore une édition des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie vous
                   donne l’occasion exceptionnelle de mettre en valeur votre
                   communauté et de faire rayonner votre Francophonie
                   dans tous les coins du pays!
                   Voici l'occasion idéale pour vous joindre à une grande fête
                   canadienne!
  During March attention will be focused on
                   francophone communities throughout the country. Les
                   Rendez-vous has the mandate to celebrate the French
                   language, culture and community throughout Canada. It is also
                   an opportunity for Francophones and francophiles to express
                   their love of the French language and culture. The fortnight
                   surrounding the Journée internationale de la Francophonie
                   (March 20) has become a new landmark, a time during the
                   year when we can manifest our commitment to keeping this
                   magnificent language and rich culture alive and to ensuring its
                   continued development.
                   For another year, thousands of people will get
                   involved, be it close up or from a distance, to enhance their
                   awareness of the French fact in Canada.

http://20mars.francophonie.org/?page=accueil
Journeé internationale de la francophonie, 20 mars

 http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/fls/domaines/do_lang.htm
Langues

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/lj/pronunciation/
French pronunciation  guide

http://www.languageguide.org/francais/grammar/pronunciation/
French pronunciatin guide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_pronunciation
French pronunciation guide

http://flenet.rediris.es/
Français langue étrangère et internet
ais langue étrangère et internet

 http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca/ccdb/aag/fr/index.php
L'aventure de l'alphabet.
Un projet dans lequel des classes de maternelle collaborent por créer un abécédaire multimedia.
Alphabet Adventure Gallery.
A project in which Kindergarten classes collaborate to create a multimedia `book`.

 http://www.academie-francaise.fr/

L'Académie française fut fondée en 1635 par le cardinal de Richelieu.
Les statuts et règlements visés par le Cardinal, avec les lettres patentes signées en 1635 par Louis XIII
   et enregistrées par le Parlement en 1637, consacrèrent le caractère officiel d’une compagnie de lettrés, qui
   se réunissaient auparavant de manière informelle.
La mission qui lui fut assignée dès l’origine était de fixer la langue française, de lui donner des règles, de
   la rendre pure et compréhensible par tous. Elle devait dans cet esprit commencer par composer un
   dictionnaire.
La première édition de celui-ci fut publiée en 1694, les suivantes en 1718, 1740, 1762, 1798, 1835, 1878, 1932-1935,
   1992. La neuvième édition est en cours de publication.

Le rôle de l’Académie française est double : veiller sur la langue française et accomplir des actes de mécénat.
La première mission lui a été conférée dès l’origine par ses statuts.
   Pour s’en acquitter, l’Académie a travaillé dans le passé à fixer la langue, pour en faire un patrimoine
   commun à tous les Français et à tous ceux qui pratiquent notre langue.
Aujourd’hui, elle agit pour en maintenir les qualités et en suivre les évolutions nécessaires. Elle en définit
   le bon usage.
   Elle le fait en élaborant son dictionnaire qui fixe l’usage de la langue, mais aussi par ses recommandations et
   par sa participation aux différentes commissions de terminologie.
La seconde mission — le mécénat —, non prévue à l’origine, a été rendue possible par les dons et legs
   qui lui ont été faits.
   L’Académie décerne chaque année environ soixante prix littéraires.
Mention particulière doit être faite du grand prix de la Francophonie, décerné chaque année depuis 1986, qui témoigne de
   l’intérêt constant de l’Académie pour le rayonnement de la langue française dans le monde.

 http://www.quia.com/tq/275302.html
Les pronoms personnels # 1
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

http://www.quia.com/tq/276696.html
Les pronoms personnels 'y' et 'en'
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/275626.html
Compétence langagière avancée #1
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/275697.html
Compétence langagière avancée  # 2
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/275926.html
Compétence langagière avancée  # 3
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/276158.html
Compétence langagière avancée # 4
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/276328.html
Compétence langagière avancée # 5
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/276791.html
Compétence langagière avancée (verbes) - Exercice loufoque # 1
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://www.quia.com/tq/278978.html
Compétence langagière avancée (verbes) - Exercice loufoque # 2
Quiz created by: Gilles Aerts, French immersion secondary teacher leader

 http://phonetique.free.fr
Site de phonétique avec un nouveau jeu sur les semi-voyelles.
Le site de phonétique est un travail effectué en collaboration avec la famille Vantilcke et la famille Perrot.

 http://lexiquefle.free.fr
des fiches de vocabulaire pour les débutants en français
Thierry Perrot

 http://www.frenchassistant.com/default.asp
Practice your French online.

 http://www.af.ca/national/cours/
Alliance française in Canada, French courses

http://www.edufrance.fr
http://www.alliancefrancaise.ca/french_vancouver/links/study_in_france_how.php
Alliance Française and EduFrance give you the opportunity to study in France easily.

 http://french.about.com/library/express/blexpres.htm
French expressions

 http://www.leximot.net/
French expressions

 http://www.duclos.net/raymond/Expressions.html
French expressions

  http://www.frenchlesson.org/index.htm

 http://www.wfi.fr/volterre/liensweb.html
French Language Resources
Ressources Langues et Linguistiques Françaises

 http://babelnet.sbg.ac.at/canalreve/regie/index.htm
This site has interesting, interactive activities for all levels of French.

 http://www.bonjour.org.uk/
"Le Site "Bonjour" a été créé à l'attention des élèves britanniques du secondaire, mais nous
      souhaitons qu'il constitue une ressource pour les enseignants, chercheurs et étudiants en
      Français Langue Etrangère." A nicely done site with lots of interesting activities and
      resources for learners and teachers alike.

 http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/
L'équipe pédagogique de l'école a créé en partenariat avec le CIEL de Brest un outil
      d'apprentissage du français sur l'internet gratuit. Ce journal qui paraît tous les trois mois
      s'adresse aussi bien à des professeurs qu'à des étudiants. This is a nicely done site with
      activities for all levels for learning French as a foreign language. Thierry Perrot

 http://www.ac-versailles.fr/pedagogi/defi/
Les Défis Internet Langues, un concours polyglotte sur le web conçu  par des élèves pour des élèves, un projet collaboratif pour soutenir  l'année européenne des langues. De nouveaux thèmes pour l'édition 2001/2002 qui débutera le 26 septembre 2001.

 http://www.MyLanguageExchange.com/default.asp
This is a community of second language learners where you can practice your second language (any language) with native speakers - someone who speaks the language you are learningand is also learning your native language - online.

 http://www.peinturefle.ovh.org/
Apprendre et pratiquer le français en peinture
Thierry Perrot

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/
Learn to speak French online

http://www.latl.unige.ch/english/latl_e.html
Click on "Speech Synthesis" in the left menu bar for FIPSVox...
    "FIPSVox is an experimental speech synthesis system for
     written French text developed at...the Department of
     Linguistics of the University of Geneva, in
     collaboration with the LAIP (University of Lausanne)"
Basically, you type in a French word or phrase, and your
browser pronounces it for you.  Always choose "avec
prosodie" rendering. FIPSVox uses a Parisian accent and
responds with clear, full-speed French.
    The system produces a *.wav or RealAudio file of your
sentence.  Initial delivery over the Web takes several
seconds on a slow modem, but you can store the spoken
phrase on your local hard drive and play it again and
again for "répétez après moi" practice.

 http://college.hmco.com/languages/french/personnages/
The Personnages web site includes one search activity and four self-tests
(ACE) for each chapter.  In each activity, you explore authentic French web
sites as you search for answers to questions about region and cultural topics
covered in the corresponding chapter.

http://www.L2ed.com/
Second Language Education.
La Fête colombienne des enfants is a non-profit organization, whose mandate is to promote and support the
     learning of French. To accomplish this, the society has a variety of programs to involve students of all ages and to
     offer teaching resources to educators.
...
Over the years, we have been involved in the development and production of resources and teaching aids for
     educators. We are pleased to be able to offer these resources free of charge via the WWW to any educator who
     wishes to use these materials.

 http://www.learningfrench.com/

 http://www.learningfrench.com/discov0.php3
Bien-dire is a quarterly journal especially for adult
learners of French.

http://www.onf.ca/trouverunfilm/fichefilm.php?id=33456&v=h&lg=fr&exp=
Le Prince et moi

Il s'agit d'un site d'apprentissage, amusant et stimulant, pour les jeunes de 6 à 10 ans.

  http://perso.wanadoo.fr/communale.st.victor/page3.html
Jeux de mots

 http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeux.lulu/

  http://dictee.pgl.sympatico.ca/

  http://www.ecolealouette.demon.co.uk/

  http://www.lire-francais.com/w_bienve.htm

  http://edsitement.neh.gov/guides/g2_ca.htm
French Connections

  http://french.about.com
About the French Language.
It includes resources for students, teachers, and lovers of French: lessons, dictionaries, quizzes, cultural info, teaching
resources, linguistics, and much more.

 http://www.caslt.org/teachers/flash.htm
CASLT - Activities for Core French Students

 http://www.cafe.edu/cle
 La cle des procedes litteraires

  http://www.globetrotter.qc.ca/escale/quebec/bienvenu.htm
L'activité "Bienvenue chez moi!" est un moyen original que les jeunes
Québécois utilisent pour te présenter la ville ou le village qu'ils habitent et
 t'invitent à visiter. (site moved or discontinued)

http://www.jabiru.com/
Des jeux en ligne,
pyramides, une nouvelle rubrique: chaque semaine, de nouvelles pyramides
de mots, niveau senior ou junior.

  http://www.jabiru.com/jeuxmots.htm
la page "Jeux de lettres, jeux de
mots", qui référence une centaine de logiciels et de sites

  http://univ-lille3.fr/www/valorisation.html
Valorisation de la recherche en langue - apprentissage du francais

 http://users.skynet.be/providence/vocabulaire/
Vocabulaire illustré

 http://www.edufrance.org/
 of FRANCELINK
 Dédié à l’Education Française à l’étranger

  http://www.adoptanescargot.com/escargot.htm
Adopt an Escargot ( and improve your French )

http://www.ambafrance.org/ALF/index.html
maybe moved to  http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/
French Embassy in Ottawa, Say It In French program

 http://polyglot.cal.msu.edu/llt/vol2num1/article2/index.html
  table of linguistic skills developed and improved by software and internet sites

  http://www.quia.com/french.html
Quia - Activities for Core French students
(scroll down to see activities)

 http://www.k12.nf.ca/gcrowe/virtuallyparis/
For older children, a virtual visit to Paris exercise to practice their French

  http://www.lidec.qc.ca
 LIDEC Maison d’édition
 Étapes d’apprentissage du français
 Français 1re au 5e secondaire

 http://globegate.utm.edu/french/globegate_mirror/oral.html
 Links on Phonetics, Listening, Pronunciation and Conversation

 http://www.bplorraine.fr/Jeg/Voca_argu.htm
 vocabulaire de l’argumentation
(site discontinued or moved)

 http://www.kokken.go.jp/public/world/mirror/www.canadianlanguages.com/home.htm
The Canadian Language Network (CLN/RCL) is a national project. hosted by SOHL to deliver an  important service to the heritage language community. Includes useful information for heritage language  teachers and students.

 http://www.june29.com/HLP/
The Human Languages Page

 http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php?category=Languages%7CBy+Language%7CFrench
The I love Languages Page (formerly the Human Languages Page) for French

http://www.francofil.net/fr/fle/resfle_fr.html
Guide du multimédia francophone pour l’enseignement du français langue étrangère

BC Provincial Ministry of Education, French Programs
 http://www.est.gov.bc.ca/frenchprog/

 http://www.icenter.net/~constant/index.html
 to research new ideas for teaching consult ÉDUSITES
(site discontinued or moved)

 http://www.guerin-editeur.qc.ca
 L’alphabet un jeu d’enfant
 - Guérin
 - Nouveauté, Collection Éveil, Français au Primaire
 e-mail: france1@guerin-editeur.qc.ca

 http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/fr.htm
French tongue twisters

 http://www.momes.net/motscroises/motscro.html
mots croises

 http://zero-de-conduite.com
click on 'FFL' at the top of the screen,
then click on '8 Les Mots Mêlés, Mots Mêlés en Français (FFL)
then you will be at,
mots mêlés

 http://www.geocities.com/fslactivities/liens.html
 http://fslactivities.sd61.bc.ca/
Pierre Renaud is a teacher in SD61 teaching French (FSL). He has won many awards for his web site. This is
a must see if you teach FSL!

 http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/3852/cooplearn.html
Pete Jones' Home Page for small group cooperative French learning strategies

 http://members.shaw.ca/two.teach/index.htm
"la classe électronique de Madame Guémas". I teach French as the second language in a primary
 school in British Columbia (Canada). My students start French in Grade 5 (11 year old) and stay under my French wing until
 the end of grade 7 (13 year old).
 This website reflects what I do in class but could be helpful to others students as well.

http://www.wsd1.org/PC_LMS
Winnipeg School Division No.1 Library Media Services page, there is a section for Internet Resources - there are pages there for French Language

 http://www.zut.org.uk/
Interactive Activities for French Teachers and Learners

 http://www.polarfle.com/
 If you have pupils who like murder mysteries and speaking French, then this site
                            is a dream come true! Read about the murder, find out about the suspects and
                            solve the crime. Pupils won't even realise that they are actually doing reading and
                            listening comprehensions and grammar exercises. A lot of fun for pupils of all
                            ages as this site offers 4 different levels of difficulty. Thierry Perrot

http://www.lepointdufle.net/
A site whose objective is to facilitate access to the best IT and web-based
                            activities in French as a Foreign Language. There are sites for interactive
                            grammar, auto-corrected exercises, simulations, etc. which all can be used for
                            work in the classroom or for self-studies. Very useful!

 http://www.linguacentral.co.uk
Although this site may look a little busy at first, it is extremely useful for both teachers and
                            learners (from Year 7 all the way to Year 13); It offers online exercises and games in
                            French, Spanish and German and also contains a list of relevant language links. Well
                            worth a visit!

 http://www.fonetiks.org/
The main aim of this site is to allow people to hear and practise sounds in the
                            language of their choice. In order to access the whole pronunciation site, you will
                            have to pay a subscription fee. You can also access a French dictionary from the
                            home page by clicking on the flag and there is a list of language resources for
                            learners and teachers.

 http://www.parlez-vous.org/
Not only does this site offer links to French sites, it also provides a multitude of
                            links to the canadian culture, language and gastronomy! A great site to remind us
                            that French is not just spoken in France!

 http://www.richmond.edu/~jpaulsen/gvfr_eng.html
Le Quartier Francais is a Canadian portal with a huge number of sites related to
                            Canada, France and the French language and culture. It is available in French
                            and in English. This site is more relevant to teachers and A'Level students as
                            most of the links take you to authentic French or Canadian sites. Well worth a
                            look!

 http://academicinfo.net/langfrench.html
Portal for French related sites, including online teaching resources.

 http://Atschool.eduweb.co.uk/haberg/
This site is divided into areas of experience and subdivided into each topic. For
                            each topic there are four or five exercises available and most of them involve
                            reading and writing, with a few audio ones. This is an extremely detailed and
                            complete site which pupils studying French will find very useful either when revising for the GCSE
                            exam or throughout years 10 and 11 to practise the topics studied in class.

 http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/stpmlang/AS%20topics/topics.htm
This site offers exercises in some of the topics covered for AS: Gapfilling
                            exercises, reading comprehensions, vocabulary tests … It also suggests
                            different French sites for each topic for extra information and further reading.

 http://www.aupoint.nelson.co.uk/
This site works along with the AS textbook “Au Point”. It provides exercises to
                            match the vocabulary covered in the book. One drawback is that you have to keep
                            a couple of windows open at the same time and switch back and forth between
                            the two – for instance the reading comprehension text in one window and the
                            questions in another. The French grammar side of the book is well covered with a lot of
                            exercises. Like the previous site, it also provides a lot of links per topic for further
                            reading and information.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/
This is a very famous revision site for GCSE. As well as providing exam skills, it
                            offers reading and writing activities both at foundation and higher level. It is a very
                            user-friendly site which offers advice in English with hints to help pupils, studying French, with
                            exam techniques. This site is also available in German.

 http://www.bonjour.org.uk
A very user-friendly site created by a French teacher There are roughly four or five types of
                            exercises for each topic and this site has a “check” and “hint” option.

 http://www.frenchrevision.co.uk
"French Revision" is a great site which offers a lot of practise for KS3, KS4 and
                            KS5 in all four skills, as well as grammar exercises. For GCSE students, it also
                            offers access to past papers which can be marked on the spot. Well worth a visit!

 http://www.homestead.com/Anne_Fox/LearningFrench.html
Anne Fox has created a very useful site which offers services not found anywhere
                            else. It offers the possibility to type in words or sentences in French and hear
                            them spoken.If you need to practise some vocab, send it to Anne and she will
                            make up some exercises for you. This site also gives a list of useful sites for
                           GCSE. Excellent site!

 http://www.kevinsplayroom.co.uk
Kevin's Playroom is a an award winning curriculum and homework portal
                            produced by children for children. Will include French.

 http://www.lamc.utexas.edu/fi/exercises/siteindex.php
Although this site contains some basic vocabulary, it also provides material
                            which students might find useful, including vocab lists, surveys and a lot of
                            grammar. This site is not always very user-friendly but it is well worth
                            persevering. Most of the interesting content can be accessed via the bottom
                            navigation bar.

 http://www.lamc.utexas.edu/tex/
An excellent grammar site comprising lessons as well as exercises. It is very
                            exhaustive and easy to follow. The armadillo theme throughout makes the
                            grammar more fun.

 http://www.learn.co.uk
This site, created by the Guardian newspaper, offers speaking, reading and
                            writing exercises in a wide range of topics studied for GCSE. The site offers two
                            options: French with or without sounds. It also provides grammar rules and
                            exercises. The exercises are aimed at higher-level pupils. One drawback of this
                            site is that some of the exercises cannot be done online and have to be done on
                            paper with the correction available on screen.

 http://www.linguaweb.co.uk/
In this site, pupils have access to a complete lesson about each of the different
                            topics covered, as well as exercises to practise. The only drawback to this site is
                            that pupils can cheat by pressing “view the right answer”. This site also includes
                            some listening comprehension exercises and is also available in German. (Click
                            on the icon representing the pile of papers, and click on “higher”) This site
                            contains language tutorials on some topics as well as games and exercises. It only covers the
                            following topics but is particularly good for grammar: - plans for the future - the
                            future tense - holidays in the past - the conditional tense

 http://www.longman.co.uk/pyramide/tests/test_frame/ch1_frame.htm
AS students will find this site extremely useful when revising French grammar. It follows the AS
                            textbook “Pyramide” and covers all the grammar points studied in the book with
                            exercises to practise. Students can check their answers on the spot. This site also offers
                            links towards other useful sites relating to each topic.

 http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~thecroft/index.htm
(click on “exercises”) There are at least two types of exercises per topic, such as
                            true or false, crosswords, gapfilling exercises … This site also has “check” and
                            “hint” options. The French Teacher Website.

 http://www.uofcpress.com/1-55238/1-55238-033-5.html
French Sound Structure, from University of Calgary Press.
French Sound Structure provides a comprehensive, detailed and well-illustrated description
                  of the pronunciation of Modern Standard French, incorporating comments on regional and
                  social variation, on abbreviatory processes and Rword playS, and on certain historical
                  phonological changes which continue to be reflected in the contemporary language. It is
                  written in a way that presupposes little or no formal training in linguistics proper (other than
                  some familiarity with phonetic notation, to which students of linguistics are normally
                  exposed independently). The accompanying CD-ROM is an additional valuable asset,
                 providing oral examples relevant to the linguistic material under study.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/languages/french/talk/index.shtml
 BBC Education - Talk French, for beginners.
 Aids with listening to French using Real Audio. Also provides transcripts or text for reading what has been said.

 http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca/fls/meilleurs.html
La nouvelle (pour 2002/3) version des 50 meilleurs sites pour l'enseignement et l'apprentissage du français, langue seconde!

 http://www.early-advantage.com/
MUZZY, the award winning BBC language course for children.
                        'Celebrated in 40 countries, used in national
                        curriculum, and presented at Harvard, MUZZY is a
                        masterpiece for children. It's engaging, it's fun and
                        it works.
                        MUZZY creates a total learning environment using a
                        brilliant mix of multimedia, including videos,
                        audiocassettes, and a CD-ROM. Combine this with
                        the scientific fact that during childhood the human
                        brain is naturally predisposed to learning
                        languages and your child can't help but succeed.'

 http://www.nrlc.net/prgm_english_integration.shtml
Description of AIM  workshop for French teachers:
Accelerated Integrated Method (AIM)
The Gesture Approach and Drama: A Holistic Approach to the Teaching of French
With Wendy Maxwell
First Two Years Of Instruction In Early Or Late French Immersion And In French As Second Language Grades 4 – 10
            In this workshop, Wendy Maxwell will show how music, drama and gesture work synergistically to
            rapidly increase second language (L2) acquisition. This approach, unlike most contemporary programs,
            is based on stories rather than on themes and allows for greater emotional involvement on the part of
            the L2 student. Moreover, the extensive use of song and drama gives plenty of opportunity for what
            Wendy refers to as "pleasant repetition", an essential ingredient in the development of L2 proficiency.
            This is a participatory "hands on workshop", in which participants will:

               Learn gestures from Wendy’s revolutionary “Gesture Approach”;
               Act out plays designed for small group work;
               View a video of students who have used this method;
               Learn how to dramatically increase fluency in L2 learners;
               Learn why a story-based approach is much more effective than a thematic approach
               Sing songs written by well-known performer Matt Maxwell and learn related actions and dances;

            Wendy Maxwell has a M.A. in Education and is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award. She has
            developed a revolutionary new approach to teaching French. She teaches at York House School in
            Vancouver. Wendy has taught in immersion and bilingual programs for seven years and core French for
            eleven years She has written many books of French plays and related activities.
As of January 2003 York House School offers a "unique French program K-6, the new Accelerated Integrated Method".
This program at York House School is reported to be under review at Simon Fraser University.
York House School used to have a bilingual French program grades 1 to 7.
Note: from 'French Immersion, Yes you Can Help!' national edition from CPF Alberta:
(site for  CPF Alberta's book "Yes..." http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/French/YYCHWE/Home.htm )
From the section titled 'Will my child be completely bilingual?',
'Studies and program objectives now closely link expected levels of competence in French for second-language
learners with the intensity and frequency of time spent learning and using that language.'
From the section titled 'How good is their French?',
'Studies of the various French second language programs clearly show that the more exposure students have to
French and the more they use it, the better their communication skills and the greater their confidence in their ability
to use the language. In fact, rarely if ever are immersion and core French programs compared anymore, as the results are so
dramatically different.'

 http://members.tripod.com/MsDSmith/
Un Jour à Paris
Design a one-day tour of Paris and write it up in the conditional tense.

 http://www.syvum.com/squizzes/french/
French - English Translation Games

 http://jeudeloie.free.fr./
JEU DE L'OIE
Apprendre et pratiquer le français en s'amusant.
Thierry Perrot

 http://www.soundlanguagesolutions.com/
'Rockin'CD'Music by Sound Language Solutions.
Each song targets one of the most frequent errors made by students learning French.

 http://www.educorock.com/
Our music is designed to eliminate lacks in specific
                                                                 French grammatical and thematic structures at the grades K-10 school
                                                                 level --and is particularly effective with the harder to motivate
                                                                 intermediate level students-- promoting student comprehension
                                                                 and manipulation abilities.

http://www.french-word-a-day.com
Sign up to receive a new French word or phrase daily.
For secondary students.

 http://www.michelthomas.com
Michel Thomas is head of the Michel Thomas Language Centers and has been teaching languages for over fifty years, primarily in New York, Beverly
               Hills and London. He is a graduate of the Department of Philology at the University of Bordeaux, France, and has studied psychology at the Sorbonne
               (Paris) and at the University of Vienna. However, it is his remarkable life experiences that have fueled his passion for teaching languages*.

               Michel spent most of his childhood in Germany and France. With the rise of Hitler, he began his years of escape and resistance. He spent two brutal
               years in Vichy France concentration and slave labor camps, constantly threatened by deportation to German death camps. He escaped deportation
               and fought for two years in the French Resistance Secret Army.

               Michel's wartime experiences, particularly his torture by the French Milice (Gestapo) when he discovered the ability to block out pain, made Michel
               Thomas aware of the untapped potential of the human mind. However, it was a single sentence -- a negative statement -- made by a psychology
               professor at the Sorbonne, which influenced Michel and changed his life. This statement -- "nobody knows anything about the learning process of
               the human mind" -- drove him to devote his life to probing the learning process. It is his deeply held conviction that the biggest weapon in
               maintaining a free society is education and an educated citizenry.

               Michel moved to Los Angeles in 1947. Here he set up his first language institute in Beverly Hills. Over a period of fifty years, he has developed a
               unique and revolutionary teaching system that has made him the world's leading language teacher.
What is the Michel Thomas method?
               Over a period of more than fifty years, Michel Thomas has developed and perfected a unique method of teaching languages. His approach gives
               startling results within a remarkably short time, all without the need for books, memorizing, or homework.

               In essence, Michel Thomas breaks a language down to its component parts and enables learners to reconstruct the language themselves to form
               their own sentences, to say what they want, when they want. The experience of learning a language becomes so exciting and satisfying that it
               stimulates self-motivation and builds confidence.

               Michel Thomas presents the language within simple, elegant structures that echo the way the language is spoken. He achieves this by guiding you
               through carefully planned sets of exercises that build up your understanding of the language almost without you realizing it. You are able to absorb
               the structures effortlessly and apply them naturally, right from the start.
Testimonials
               Emma Thompson, Academy award-winning actress and director, (as quoted in The Guardian): "The excitement of learning something new was
               overwhelming. Michel not only taught me Spanish, he opened my eyes to the possibilities of a completely different kind of learning. Michel forbids his
               students to practice, or to try to remember. Michel takes the burden off the student and upon himself.... Learning Spanish with Michel was the most
               extraordinary learning experience of my life-it was unforgettable."

 http://www.rdlcanada.com
The Language Wheel. This efficient and user-friendly tool enables students to learn the irregular
verbs of different languages. It is composed of three rotary cardboard discs (20 cm of diameter). All the verbs are listed in
alphabetical order and are distributed on both sides of the Wheel. The Language Wheel is a motivating didactical tool that
contributes to the learning process of verbs, an essential aspect of a language. To use the Wheel, simply point the arrow toward
a selected verb and you automatically obtain the conjugated verb!

Before You Know It
http://www.byki.com/free_lang_software.pl
from Transparent Language
http://www.transparent.com

http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/fr.htm
French Tongue Twisters
Virelangues

http://www.languageguide.org/francais/grammar/intro/
French grammar guide


Video resource:
Highline Public Schools ( Seattle , WA ) has developed a program for students and a set of videos designed to motivate students, especially heritage language speakers, to maintain and develop their skills in languages other than English. The series is called Speak YOUR Languages, and the videos profile bilingual professionals whose language ability led them to exciting careers.
You can learn more about the videos
at:  http://www.speakyourlanguages.com
Highline Public Schools educators are also piloting a Student Interpreter program where bilingual students train for a semester and then provide interpreting services to the schools and community. It was this project that led to the development of the Speak YOUR Languages videos to encourage students to work hard to improve their language
skills.* *If you are interested in the Student Interpreter program and its associated training course, the Highline Public Schools would like to learn more about your organization and your interest in this project.  E-mail them at speakyourlanguages@hsd401.org <mailto:speakyourlanguages@hsd401.org> and they will respond with additional information.

http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/clipart/

The Language Teaching Clipart Library of the University of Victoria consists  of about 3000 images that can be used for the teaching of basic vocabulary
in a variety of languages. Its purpose is to provide a set of those graphics most basic and useful for low-level language-teaching and, at the same time,

to make them as easily searchable as possible.

 http://www.sla.purdue.edu/academic/fll/JapanProj/FLClipart/default.html
Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction.
The project director is Kazumi Hatasa (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University).

 http://www.multimania.com/saturne79/clipart/
 http://membres.lycos.fr/saturne79/clipart/
French clip art

Clip art can also be found by going to a search engine, for example http://www.google.ca
(if in English, click on 'Français') and then clicking on 'Images' and proceeding to search for the kind of images needed

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