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NOEL EN FRANCE

December 13th, 2011 No comments

Many of you have asked me about French Christmas traditions lately. I must admit, we got so caught up in finishing off classwork and activities that we did not find the time to discuss the details of this important time in France.

Christianity is the most practised religion in the country with Islam in second place, so Christmas is widely celebrated.  The main streets and many shops are decorated with lights.  Here is a link to a website NOEL EN FRANCE that outlines how Christmas is typically celebrated by French families. It also tells you about the special Christmas foods the French enjoy at this time of year.

On the site, there are a number of further links to games, puzzles and activities. Of course, it is Winter in France. Below a picture of a Christmas market in Paris. It looks very chilly, but I would love to be there right now, wouldn’t you?

For those who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very merry one!

Have a safe and relaxing break everyone.

See you all in the new year!

DEUX MILLE DOUZE!!!

La Prononciation

December 4th, 2011 No comments

Here is a link to a website la prononciation which addresses the most common types of pronunciation errors made by learners of French. It contains lots of examples and sound files to help you improve your pronunciation. An excellent website for students who have an oral presentation coming up. Yes that’s you Grade 5, Grade 6, French A and French B!

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