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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

school

septembre
Automne en France.

C'est la rentrée scolaire.

September is the month of La Rentrée or return to school and university.  All over France, millions of students of all ages are getting ready to go back to school. 
Most schools do not have a school uniform and allow students to wear their own clothes to school (within reason!)  Generally, students like to wear jeans and jumpers, or tracksuits to keep them warm during the winter months.

Les Cornichons - Lesson Plans

Le 10juillet: 16. Au café: Ex 4 and 8 for H/W
Le 17 juillet: on célèbre la Fête Nationale
le 24 juillet:17. Un sandwich au jambon Ex 6 for h/w
le 31 juillet:18. Les animaux H/W Wordsearch at end.
le 7 août: 19. Avez-vous....? Ex 6 for H/W
le 14 août:20. Avez-vous....? EX 9 for H/W
le 21 août: 21. La visite de Paris 1. Ex 7 for H/W
le 28 août 22. La visite de Paris 2. No 5 and 6 for H/W
le 4 septembre:le Métro. Métro exercise to go with Metro map
le 11 septembre:23. La réception de l'hôtel. Most of this lesson completed. H/W ex 7
PAS DE COURS LE 18 SEPTEMBRE
le 25 septembre
PAS DE COURS LE 2 OCTOBRE

le 9 octobre

REVISION
LES JOBS ER Verbs.

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

BREAK
26 June: Classes resume.

Click here for useful links

Find out about French bread and croissants. Click here.


Intermediate A - Les Flâneurs
Lesson Plans

Le 10juillet: 8. On fait du shopping Ex 8 for H/W
Le 17 juillet: on célèbre la Fête Nationale
le 24 juillet:9. On achète des vêtements Ex 5 for h/w
le 31 juillet
: 10. à la chaussurerie: H/W ex 6.
le 7 août: 11. La valise H/W ex 4
le 14 août: 11. La valise cont. Write a paragraph as at end of Ex 3.
le 21 août: 12. Prête-moi ton Bic! Ex
3 for H/W
le 28 août 12. Prête-moi ton Bic! Ex 6for H/W
le 4 septembre: 13. Le cours d'anglais suite. Ex 5 for H/W
le 11 septembre:14. Au bureau des objets trouvés. We completed ex 1 and 2. Doing Exercises on pages 206 and 207 for homework.
PAS DE COURS LE 18 SEPTEMBRE
le 25 septembre
PAS DE COURS LE 2 OCTOBRE

le 9 octobre


REVISION
Clothes

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

BREAK
26 June: Classes resume
.

Judy's great adjective list.
Click here

Click here for useful links


Intermediate B - Les Chouchous
Lesson Plans


le 7 août: 14. Sainte Anne: Ex 5 H/W
le 14 août: 15. On fait le point: H/W The two exercises on passé composé On fait du camping. Paroles.
le 21 août: 16. Les films et émissions. Ex 4 for H/W
le 28 août 16. Les films et émissions. Ex 5 for H/W Les habitudes des Francais devant la télé
le 4 septembre:Les télé-réalités en France. Answer first 7 qs at top of second page for H?W.
le 11 septembre: Les télé-réalités en France. Read "Les sports et les médias" on page 2 and translate for H/W
PAS DE COURS LE 18 SEPTEMBRE

le 25 septembre
PAS DE COURS LE 2 OCTOBRE

le 9 octobre

REVISION
Passé composé 1 Passé Composé 2 Passé Composé 3

BBC - French - Ma France Set of good short lessons on easy French.
BREAK
26 June: Classes resume.

Click here for useful links


Avancés - Les Dauphins Lesson Plans

Le 10juillet: 13. Des voleurs pincés
Le 17 juillet: on célèbre la Fête Nationale
le 24 juillet: 14. Des voleurs pincés 2
le 31 juillet:15. Monsieur Kadhafi. H/W ex 3
le 7 août: 15. Monsieur Kadhafi.we finished this lesson.
le 14 août: 16. La valise H/W Write a paragraph "Imaginez la dame" as at the end of the questions.
le 21 août: 17. Coluche Ex 3 for H/W (refers to vocab in Ex 2)
le 28 août: 17. Coluche Ex 8 nos 12 -18 for H/W
le 4 septembre:18. AirBnB Ex 3 for H/W
le 11 septembre:AirBnB update. Further update to previous lesson Deux femmes 1968 et 2018. H/W Ex 2, qs 2 and 3.
PAS DE COURS LE 18 SEPTEMBRE
le 25 septembre
PAS DE COURS LE 2 OCTOBRE

le 9 octobre
REVISION
Subjunctive mood
BREAK
26 June: Classes resume.

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!

Pas de leçon

le 18 septembre
et
le 2 octobre



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

Les Chouchous:
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.

tricolore


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


2018
Tuesdays.
BYO cup, exercise book and pen.

Venue Fee: $64 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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