Hi! It’s Saturday, December 11, 2010 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (Parental guidance and supervision required.)
This website offers a variety of free lessons, exercises, games and activities to help students learn and practice the French language. It is designed for a wide variety of ages and ability levels.
FYI: I didn’t find “About” information for this site, so I don’t know who sponsors it. It does have scrolling Amazon.com advertisements, so there are links to outside sources. Parents, as always, should supervise exploration and use of any sites recommended here.
The site is written in both English and French (displayed side-by-side), which may help to increase competency as you navigate the site.
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of activities that include:
*Vocabulary – Learn a wide variety of words needed for conversational French.
*Expressions – Learn some idioms and expressions that are used in conversation.
*Exercises – Practice vocabulary and grammar with interactive worksheets.
*Lecture – Improve your reading comprehension by reading essays in French about French culture.
*Grammar – Learn and practice parts of speech including nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc.
*Chansons or Songs – Learn French through songs! Watch YouTube videos of songs being sung in French. Sing along with Celine Dion, Charles Aznavour and other celebrities. You’ll also find clips of Disney films like Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Lion King, with the characters singing the songs in French.
*Jeux or Games – Play Hangman and Wordsearch games to practice and improve your knowledge of French. Fun!
Note: I had some intermittent difficulty with the sound at this website when trying to hear pronunciations of various words or phrases.
The site has something to offer students with varying ranges of ability. If you have young children, I’d head to the “Songs” section first. If your children know some French words they may enjoy playing hangman and wordsearch. More adept students may want to try the reading comprehension and grammar exercises.
Again, parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise use.