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This course teaches students clothing, fabric and colour vocabulary terms using the story of Rock Star’s fashion show. An animated version of Étienne's song “À la mode” is also used as a springboard video in this engaging learning module. Both animated videos introduce vocabulary terms related to clothing, fabrics, colours, and seasons.
This course teaches students how to write and speak about the rooms that make up a house. The activities in this course introduce students to common French vocabulary terms relates to the rooms in a house, the objects in each room, and terms for different members that make up a family. This course also introduces students to common prepositions, and their proper usage in the context of complete spoken and written sentences.
In this course, animated rock star Guy Tariste teaches students how to read, write and speak in 'le passé composé'. Students will learn how to conjugate regular -er, -ir, and -re verbs into le passé composé, with help from Étienne's song, "Le passé composé".
This course teaches students how to read, write and calculate numbers one to one billion in French. The activities in this course prompt students to calculate numbers using the correct French terminology, as well as inviting students to practice counting large sets of numbers. Throughout this module, students will work with numbers zero to one billion in both written and numerical form.
This course teaches students how to properly introduce and describe their family members. Through the interactive activities found within this course, students will learn how to describe relationships between family members, as well as how to describe the makeup of their own unique family tree.
This course teaches students how to construct and utilize 'l'imparfait' to describe situations that have occurred in the past. Students will also learn how to conjugate verbs in order to properly describe habitual actions in the past tense. In this course, students will have the opportunity to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in l'imparfait, while also reviewing the infinitive form of related verbs.
This course encourages students to work on the proper pronunciation of accents, consonants, and vowels. The listening and speaking exercises within this course give students the opportunity to work on their phonetic skills. This course also incorporates songs and rhymes to help further spotlight the French sounds associated with consonants and vowels.
This course teaches students how to describe common body parts using the proper vocabulary terms and adjectives. The activities in this course are built off the animated story of Dr. Français-Stein as well as the full length music video and song, "les parties du corps", performed by Étienne/DJ DELF. The activities in this course also make use of animated images and audio clips in order to teach students body-based vocabulary words.
This course provides a series of 10 unique "image of the day" animated videos and 20 corresponding activities. Students will watch each thematic video, and then answer a series of questions that relate to the video content. The activities within this course allow students to practice and demonstrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, while also encouraging authentic language use.
This course works with the popular abbreviation and learning strategy, DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP in order to teach students how to recognize verbs that use être as an auxiliary verb instead of avoir. The activities within this course work with -ir, -er, and -re verbs. This grammar-focused learning module uses animated videos, images, and a full length song performed by the popular DJ DELF character, Nate Vedette.
This course introduces students to 10 unique "subject of the day" topics. An animated video clip introduces each "subject of the day", followed by a Student Journal activity and an Oral Discussion activity. In this course, students are able to practice and demonstrate authentic language use by engaging with relevant topics and themes.
This course explores adjectives, colours, and common vocabulary terms for naming different parts of the body. This module incorporates animated stories narrated by recognizable Étienne/DJ DELF characters, as well images, video clips, and the full-length song: "Le monstre sous mon lit" performed by Étienne/DJ DELF. Students will demonstrate their understanding of common adjectives and body part vocabulary through creative applications.
This course teaches students the proper usage and formation of verbs in the future simple (futur simple) tense. This grammar-focused learning module includes a series of activities based on the Étienne/DJ DELF song "Le futur". Students will practice and demonstrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as they relate to the future simple (futur simple) verb tense. In this course, students will also work with the infinitive form of verbs (l'infinitif).
This course teaches students common vocabulary terms associated with classroom objects and back to school activities. The activities within this course incorporate several animated video clips, images, and audio clips, in order to introduce students to the proper pronunciation and usage of school and classroom vocabulary terms. By engaging with each activity, students will demonstrate and practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as they relate to identifying objects found within the classroom.
This course explores the themes of global warming, recycling, and preserving the health of the planet. The activities in this module work off of the Étienne/DJ DELF song "Sauvez la planète!". Students will practice and illustrate reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiencies while engaging with thought provoking content relating to the preservation of the planet and our global resources.
This course teaches students how to craft and structure sentences and phrases in the past tense, using irregular verbs. The activities in this course incorporate the Étienne/DJ DELF song "Des verbes irréguliers au passé composé". Students will work with audio and video clips, as well as full length songs and music videos, reading and writing passages, as well as speaking prompts, in order to explore the grammar concepts instructed in this learning module. In addition to "le passé composé", will also explore the infinitive form of irregular verbs (l’infinitif du verbe).
This course explores the theme of bilingualism and the importance of learning French in school. This thematic learning module includes several activities based off of Étienne/DJ DELF's latest music video and song, "Pourquoi Take French?". Students will demonstrate reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies while engaging with several ideas surrounding the benefits and advantages of learning multiple languages.
This module introduces students to the grammar concepts and language structures associated with the ordering of object pronouns. The activities within this course work off of Étienne/DJ DELF's "The Flag Song". Students will explore the proper ordering of object pronouns while demonstrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
This course explores two major questions associated with the proper use of French adjectives. Students will learn how to identify which adjectives come before a name (or proper noun) in a complete sentence, as well as how to change masculine, feminine, singular and plural adjectives (féminine, masculin, singulier, et pluriel).
This course teaches students how to properly use the "conditional" (conditionnel) verb tense. Students will learn how to conjugate -er, -ir, and -re verbs into the conditional tense. The activities within this course utilize animated video clips, narrations, audio clips, and the song "A-I-S", performed by Étienne/DJ DELF.