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tram

The town of St. Etienne in central France has always kept its tram system

Easter bunny

The Easter Bunny rides again! Seen in a Choclaterie in Le Puy, this giant Easter Bunny was for sale, riding his moped full of Easter goodies!

stork

Mother Stork guards her nest on a tree top.

vache

La vache à clochette is a feature on the grassy mountain slopes of the Jura mountains, away from the tourists.


 
Information and Lessons

Débutants avancés - les cornichons
Intermediate A - les flâneurs
Intermediate B - les chouchous

Avancés - les dauphins

Mai - May
Quel mois!
Il y a tant de jours fériés!

And you thought we had lots in Australia!
muguet
Un brin de muguet
  • le 1er mai - la fête du Travail - un jour férié
    May 1st - Labour Day - a public holiday

    Normalement, les syndicats organisent des défilés dans les villes. C'est aussi la fête du muguet: on offre du muguet aux amis.
    Normally, Trade Unions organise big processions in towns and cities. It's also "Lily of the Valley" Day. You offer a bunch of Lily of the Valley flowers to your special friends - to show friendship.
  • le 8 mai -la victoire - un jour férié
    8th May - Victory Day - public holiday
    Commémore la victoire de la seconde guerre mondiale en 1945.
    Comemmorates the Allied victory in World War II in 1945.

  • L'Ascension - Ascension Thursday
    Marque le départ du Christ de la vie terrestre.
    Marks the Ascencion of Christ into Heaven, 40 days after Easter
    .
  • La Pentecôte et le lundi de Pentecôte jours fériés
    WhitSunday and WhitMonday -public holidays.

    Célébrée 50 jours après le Pâques.
    Celebrated 50 days after Easter.

  • la fête des Mères - Mother's Day
    Le dernier dimanche du mois. On donne des cadeaux à maman.
    The last Sunday of the month. People give presents to their mother.

Advanced Beginners - Les Cornichons - Lesson Plans

le 26 février:2. Un mauvais rêve. We completed Ex 1 and 2. No 7 for H/W
Restaurant/Food revision. Click here.

le 26 mars 3. Je choisis de la soupe No HW
le 2 avril 4. Le mauvais rêve HW Ex 7 from sheet no 3.
le 9 avril 4. Le mauvais rêve HW ex 4 and 6. Ex 5 and 7 options.
le 16 avril 5. Les cornichons HW Ex 2 qs 8-14
le 30 avril 5. Les cornichons HW Ex 4.
le 7 mai 6. Le mauvais rêve continue. Started work on this. HW Learn vocab in ex 3 and do ex 8.
Pas de cours le 14 et 21 mai

 


REVISION
LES JOBS ER Verbs.

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons on easy French.

Click here for useful links

Find out about French bread and croissants. Click here.


Intermediate A - Les Flâneurs
Lesson Plans

le 19 février:2. Interviews2. Ex 2 nos 7 to end for H/W, answer questions in French.Doing Ex 3 for H/W
le 26 février:3. On va outre-mer. We completed Ex 1-3.

le 26 mars 3. On va outre-mer.Copleted this worksheet. No 6 for HW
le 2 avril 4. J'ai peur des devoirs. HW Ex 4, nos 1- 6 from each of the columns.
le 9 avril 5. ça va mal. HW Ex 5 and 6.
le 16 avril 6. Depuis combien de temps? Ex 2 for HW
le 30 avril 6. Depuis combien de temps? HW Prepare ten questions to ask your partner using Depuis combien de temps
le 7 mai 7. Je suis plûtot fatigué. HW No 6 at end of page,
Pas de cours le 14 et 21 mai

 

REVISION
Clothes

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons in easy French.

Judy's great adjective list.
Click here

Click here for useful links


Intermediate B - Les Chouchous

le 19 février: 2. Aah! Les invitations. Ex 5 for H/W
le 26 février:3. je me suis reposé Completed all. Ex 4 for H/W

le 26 mars 4. Paris Soir. Doing no 5 for HW
le 2 avril 5. Le témoimage de Véronique. HW Ex 2. Plus ex 7 from sheet no 4.
le 9 avril 5. Le témoimage de Véronique HW Ex 6 (it has no number, it's the box next to ex 5)
le 16 avril 6. Voulez-vous vous reposer? HW Ex 3
e 30 avril 7. Guy le jardinier Ex 1 for HW.
le 7 mai 7. Guy le jardinier Ex 7,8 for HW.
Pas de cours le 14 et 21 mai

REVISION
Passé composé 1 Passé Composé 2 Passé Composé 3

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons on easy French.

Click here for useful links


Avancés - Les Dauphins Lesson Plans

le 19 février: 2. Les boutons H/W ex 5. Pick six of the words from the table and use to compose your own sentence.
le 26 février:Completed 2. Given out 3. Le Petit Nicolas et l'inspecteur. No 2, work on vocabulary for H/W

le 26 mars 3. Le Petit Nicolas et l'inspecteur. Ex 3 for HW
le 2 avril 4. Le Petit Nicolas et l'inspecteur bis. Ex 4 for HW
le 9 avril 4. Le Petit Nicolas et l'inspecteur bis. HW Ex 3 nos 15, 16 and 16. 5. L'arche de Noé. Ex 2, vocabulary.
le 16 avril 5. L'arche de Noé. HW Ex 4
le 30 avril 6. Café crème? HW Ex 4
le 7 mai 7. Feminisation des boulots - only partially completed - no HW.
Pas de cours le 14 et 21 mai

REVISION
Subjunctive mood

Click here for useful links

LINKS

Class1 and 2 Links

Numbers
Counting numbers
Numbers again! 1 to 100 -clear pronunciation.
Numbers - Listening.
A song for French Numbers!
Count from 1 to 100!
from the BBC - click on the button by the number

Text for Beginning CD All sections in both English and French. A very handy tool!

Beginners' Revision Term 1

BBC French for Primary Schools
- very useful.Themes such as colours, pets etc.

Telling the time

1. Click for lots of different listening/games quizzes and activities.
2. Click for a selection of listening activities
3. Play with a clock in French!
4. Beat the clock game in French for telling the time!

Les fêtes en France
the special days in each month. Bilingual file
Pronunciation and Listening, easy vocab.
"Ma France"
New BBC site variety of material - variety of skill levels.
The French Experience
BBC site Very useful
BBC French Steps for Beginners.
Another series, good choice Listening and Pronunciation.
Le Point du Flé
A french site with some useful listening and other exercises for "débutants".


Les Chouchous Links

new Passé Composé by request:
Basic regular verbs
Irregular verbs
Verbs that use être
Revision - all types
More of the same!

Furniture - click on the word to hear its pronunciation.
Telling the time
useful listening and pronunciation
"Ma France"
New BBC site variety of material.
The French Experience
BBC site. Very useful
The French Experience
More BBC material related to our course, extra exercises.
GCSEBitesize:
many theme related listening and other activities at various levels.
Le Point du Flé
A French site with many useful listening and other exercises
Future Tense
Extra practice with this tense.

 
 

Latest News!

NO CLASSES

le 14 mai et le 21 mai


Les fraises en Australie
Newspaper article from Le Figaro


La dame à la licorne.
Version française.English Version


Excellent site for all levels, Beginners to Advanced.
Listening, Reading skills. You can select your own level of learning. Transcripts of listening materiel.
French TV Channel 5


By popular request

Pronunciation exercises

No.1. No. 2. No.3. No.5

No. 6 No.7 No. 8. No. 9


Good manners for French kids. Collected by Barb from a plate in Printemps in Paris

newFrench Linguistics - site covering all aspects of the language suitable for all levels

Very useful VERB site. Lots of good information, Tips for masculine and feminine, themed vocabulary lists, quizzes etc.

Site from Victoria for Beginners level. Excellent as it has sound files, games and exercises on a very large range of topics


Want some listening practice? Then click on the link below.
Nice slow French from the start to listen to and to read.


Towns in France.
Visit the new pages on some interesting French towns.


Miam miam!
Alain's Quiche à la Mimie Berthe. No pastry! Very quick and easy!


What are French kids eating at the school cantine ?
Click here to find out! You'd be amazed!


France the tourist never sees
See Bryan and Val's Blog for cost of living in France.


Books for classes in 2018.

Class1 and 2 :
Façon de Parler 1. Aries and Debney. Edtion 5 Coursebook

Class 3 :
Façon de Parler 2. Aries and Debney. Coursebook

There are CDs which go with these, and can be bought with the course book as a "Language Pack" or "Multimedia pack".


BBC Language Site
An excellent site for all levels.

An itinerary for Paris

Visiting Lyon

Find out lots about Lyon. Click here!


Links to French newspapers newspaper

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes A little look at Nouméa and its news.
Le Parisien Daily national - not too hard to read.
France Soir Daily national - not too hard to read.
Ouest France Daily national - This link has news in easy French!
"Les clés d'actualité" good for reading practice -short articles, easy read.

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Interesting Links

Normandie
A great video(Patricia has a friend who has a B&B there)

new Les Français, champions du fromage!
All about the cheeses you'll find in France!


Tour de France fans? Here is a great site to learn the Tour language!


Accents on a regular keyboard

Accents on a notebook

Adjectives
which ones go in front? Which ones change in meaning depending on position? And more!

Lee's Lovely Idioms
that all relate to food! The rest of the site is OK too and it has a French version. Well found!

restos du coeur Short videos on Les Restos du coeur. "On conte sur vous!"

French School Cantine
What do French school kids eat at lunchtimes? You'd be amazed!
Santons
and Christmas in France.


Les Dauphins Links

Telephone conversations and making arrangements from the BBC.
Les Restos du coeur.
"On conte sur vous!"Links to short videos
New BBC site "Ma France"

Good material.
The French Experience
BBC site on our course book. Very useful
The French Experience
extra exercises.
CSEBitesize:
many theme related listening and other activities at various levels.
Le Point du Flé
A French site with many useful listening and other exercises
Imperfect Tense


Class Information


2019
Tuesdays.
BYO cup, exercise book and pen.

Venue Fee: $50 per year

Coffee Kitty: $2 as required.


Wild daffodils in the Auvergne

Perouges near Lyon

Typical chalet in the village of Morteau, Doubs.

The French Affair
Some interesting fun facts

The French Affair
Lots about France, with a local flavour


Bev's special Tarte aux Oignons

Bev's recipe for Clafoutis Miam miam!

David & Dawn's Pets de Nonne.

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