Explore any or all of the ways to use your French during the vacation or anytime outside of class!
Des idées d’activités pour l’été –
Some fun vacation ideas with French!
Many students and parents ask me for some “French” things to do during the summer related to keep up their French. Here is my top 10 list.
Grab a friend and do something together, like…
- Check out the Alliance Française (French Cultural Alliance) in Minneapolis. http://afmsp.org/
They have a ton of activities: fun events like Bastille Day, July 14 festivities, films, and a TEEN CLUB called les Djeunes (hip hop dance lesson in French, movie night, cooking class in French, refresher course before school starts J)
- Check out the “Culturethèque” available through the Alliance Française to find videos, films, news, http://afmsp.org/culturetheque-e-library/
Check out the Culturethèque reading section listed by age. It’s cool. http://www.culturetheque.com/EXPLOITATION/US/jeunesse.aspx
- Watch a movie or series once a week in French.
Check out the list of movies in family friendly French films:
films for teens:
A fun series that resembles “Friends”. Episodes 1-13 (French subtitles (fairly easy to understand)
- Consider hosting a French student or team up with a friend & share hosting. Here are two great local organizations that offer hosting opportunities. I have experience traveling to France with both organizations.
- Great websites for listening to music & doing activities.
- Consider a language camp at our very own, awesome Minnesota language camps. They also have scholarships!
- Check out this cool French film site called “French Flicks” or TV5 Monde that has programs for language learners
https://goo.gl/fhWh2H (French Flicks)
http://www.tv5monde.com/ (TV5 Monde – Apprendre le français – learn French)
- Stream French or Quebec radio. There are even programs on the some of the radio stations that are for language learners. (Radio France Internationale, France Culture, etc)
(variety of Quebec radio stations; find something that you like)
Don’t forget to review some French a couple of weeks before school starts. Dig up your notes and review online at Quizlet.
AMUSEZ-VOUS BIEN! HAVE FUN! BONNES VACANCES!