About me and French

I believe I was already in love with the French language long before I took a course about The French Civilization and The French Language at L’Extension Universitaire de La Sorbonne in Paris.

This passion for learning and teaching French in me should go back to my childhood;  French was the secret language between my Mom and my Dad. Each time I heard a conversation between them I would spot one word .”Mom,what does  ‘les enfants’  mean in French?” or  “Dad,what is ‘glace’  in French?” and I would conclude that they would soon surprise us with some ice-cream!
Later, I would make puzzles with the words that I had learned and I would speak French to myself sitting in the back of the car.

This is the basis of the method I use to teach children how to learn a language.

I put forward an interesting topic;  a picture, a story or a game that urges them on to listen and to understand . Then, it’s easy to make them use their knowledge of the language as much as they can.

Children are  amazing at learning languages!


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  1. 1

    Cathy said,

    Thank you for this website. I am sure it will benefit many kids. We will be checking in often..

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    azam said,


    votre site est parfait .

    j’aime bien le francais .je l’avait etudie a l’universite.

    j’ai quelques etudiants dans ma classe de francais . mais je ne suis pas contente de ma classe . j’aime bien avoir une classe plus active et plus amusante.

    veuillez me donner qq sugestions pour ca, s’il vous plait?

    respectueusement votre, Azam

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      Madame Ellie said,

      En général c’est l’énergie du professeur qui domine la classe, plus les activités convenables qui encouragent les étudiants à participer à la classe.
      Je suis en train de travailler sur un livre intitulé ‘Fun French Games in Class and at Home’ et je vais vous informer quand il est publié.
      Merci de votre remarque!

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    監視器 said,

    I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  4. 5

    woot, thankyou! I finally came to a site where the webmaster knows what they’re talking about. Do you know how many results are in Google when I search.. too many! It’s so annoying having to go from page after page after page, wasting my day away with thousands of people just copying eachother’s articles… bah. Anyway, thankyou very much for the info anyway, much appreciated.

  5. 6

    First of all, great looking site you have here and great post too. I would like to keep up with your posts but having problem subscribing to your rss.

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    Lisa E. said,

    Your website is super-creative and full of wonderful ideas that I can’t wait to use for my french classes. Je suis une prof de francais a Los Angeles. Merci bien!

  7. 8

    Puis-je piquer 2-3 lignes pour un site web ?

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