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New Hello and Goodbye songs
October 24, 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! I’ve made up a couple of songs which we sing at our French clubs each week, at the beginning and the end of the club.   Our hello song … I’ve made up the tune to this – ask your kids how it goes!   Bonjour, ça va? Hello, how are you?… [ Read the full article ]

Song for learning the days of the week in French
September 18, 2012

I just found this nice simple song for learning the French days of the week. Thanks to part-timer on the TES website. You sing it to the tune of Camptown Races and it goes like this …   lundi, mardi, mercredi doo dah, doo dah, jeudi et vendredi, doo dah doo dah day, samedi et… [ Read the full article ]

Chansons Francaises
May 27, 2012

Songs are a fantastic way of learning a language – singing the words to a tune really helps them to “stick”, and of course children love songs. Here are some of our favourite French songs for you to try with your kids. Enjoy!   Voici les Petits Lapins Here are the Little Rabbits (to the… [ Read the full article ]

Experience the music of Gay Pareeee!
May 6, 2012

Calling all lovers of France and music … Music in the Round is hosting a series of events called Les Nations: The Extraordinary Musical Life of Paris from 11th – 19th May. Looks great! Here’s what they say about it … May Festival 2012: Les Nations Friday 11 – Saturday 19 May Les Nations: The… [ Read the full article ]

Revising for your language GCSE
May 3, 2012

Hi, GCSE language students! With the exams now just around the corner I thought it would be useful to post a resumé or all the revision techniques we’ve talked about in our revision workshops. Thanks to all of you who added your ideas … they’re great! Remember, the key to a good grade in your… [ Read the full article ]

The benefits of learning a language via Skype
April 16, 2012

Fancy learning a language over Skype? Our colleague, Dr Anneli Beronius Haake, has years of experience of using the internet for teaching and loves it. Here she writes about the advantages of this type of distance learning. Many thanks for your contribution to our blog, Anneli.   More people than ever before can engage in distance… [ Read the full article ]