Extra French

Nice little series which is spoken at a reasonable pace and has captioning to facilitate understanding. This is suitable for senior secondary students. The videos would take half a lesson and so you could do some extra work around them or change the lesson to something completely different.


Le réchauffement climatique


Le réchauffement climatique is a hard topic to do in a  senior French classroom but it has always been very appreciated by my students. I scaffold them with videos , powerpoint presentation and interviews. It is vocabulary which you can build up through repetition. This year Le Monde newspaper site put up this video and my students found it very helpful to their learning.

Français authentique

Johan has branched out into You Tube and is bringing regular videos to help you learn to understand and speak French more authentically. He has developed some very useful and helpful podcasts which he is still doing but the videos are something else you can add to your repertoire when you are trying to master French. You need some knowledge of the language . They will refresh rusty French as well as increase a better understanding if you have been learning French for a while.

Respire – Mickey 3D

I have done a lot of work with my senior students on environmental issues so that they know the language. They have really enjoyed it. Now I have found a song I can do with them this year and it will bring all of that vocabulary back into focus. The version with the lyrics is here.