ACTFL 2018 – New Orleans

The biggest event in foreign language teaching is coming to the Big Easy! The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo runs this Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, ...

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7 Phrases You Will Only Hear in Québécois

Since the 1600s, Quebec French, or Québécois, has evolved its own unique features which set it apart from le français standard. The most obvious differences are in accent and vocabulary, ...

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Around the World in 7 Movies: Foreign Language Films to Bring to the Classroom

Since the invention of film, movies have served as a powerful tool for spreading a country’s language and culture around the world. Films provide foreign language students the opportunity to ...

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6 French Language & Culture Podcasts for Students

Podcasts are more than just a technological fad: they can be great tools for learning, both independently and in a more formal classroom setting. Whether you’re a French instructor, a student ...

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Language Classes

Happy National Poetry Month! April is dedicated to exploring the poetic art form, and while Language Arts is usually the go-to subject for classroom integration, including poetry in a foreign language ...

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A guide to french cheek kissing

A Guide to French Kissing (It’s not what you think!)

If you’ve mastered the basics of French communication (check out The Importance of Saying Bonjour), then perhaps we can move on to more serious things. I’m assuming that during your ...

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5 aspects of French culture to share with your students

5 Aspects of French Culture to Share with Your Students

I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in France and at different stages of my life. I’ve visited with my family, on my own, and even gotten ...

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5 Great Music Videos for Your French Class

5 Great Music Videos for Your French Class

French music is known for its sophistication and sweet melodies. What better way to teach French class than incorporating some of these songs? Music is proven to enhance memory, and ...

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2017-2018 french calendar

2017-2018 School Year French Culture Calendar

We hear from teachers all the time that they’re always on the lookout for culturally enriching and educational materials with which to decorate their classroom. We know French teachers’ mission ...

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French language resources: The Importance of Saying Bonjour

The Importance of Saying Bonjour: A Guide to Speaking French in France

If you’re contemplating a trip to France anytime soon, there are a few key phrases you should probably learn. ‘Bonjour’, ‘merci’ and ‘un café américain et un pain au chocolat ...

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