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Learn French with Music: Famille, Jean-Jacques Goldman

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Famille Et crever le silence Quand c'est à toi que je pense Je suis loin de tes mains Loin de toi, loin des tiens Mais tout ça n'a pas d'importance J'connais pas ta maison Ni ta ville, ni ton nom Pauvre, riche ou bâtard Blanc, tout noir ou bizarre Je reconnais ton regard Et tu cherches une image Et tu cherches un endroit Où je dérive parfois (refrain) Tu es de ma famille De mon ordre et de mon rang Celle que j'ai choisie Celle que je ressens Dans cette armée de simples gens Tu es de ma famille Bien plus que celle du sang Des poignées de secondes Dans cet étrange monde Qu'il te protège s'il entend Tu sais pas bien où tu vas Ni bien comment ni pourquoi Tu crois pas à grand chose Ni tout gris, ni tout rose Mais ce que tu crois, c'est à toi T'es parti des perdants Consciemment, viscéralement Et tu regardes en bas Mais tu tomberas pas Tant qu'on aura besoin de toi Et tu prends les bonheurs Comme grains de raisin Petits bouts de petits riens Tu es de m

Daily Routine in French - Les Habitudes Quotidiennes (French lesson)

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Ma journée Next week with my French & English speaking students, we will talk about Daily Routine in our Bilingual Zoom Classes .  Wake up  Se réveiller  / Get up  Se lever       Have breakfast  Prendre son petit-déjeuner            Brush my teeth  Brosser mes dents                 Wash my face  Laver mon visage                            Get dressed  S'habiller    Go to school  Aller à l'école                         Have lunch  Déjeuner (le midi)        Play with my friends  Jouer avec mes amis   Come home  Rentrer à la maison   Do my homework  Faire mes devoirs   Have dinner  Dîner        Take a shower / take a bath  Prendre une douche / Prendre un bain    Go to bed  Se coucher / Aller au lit            Download the Daily Routine flashcards Video script: Le matin je me réveille. Ensuite je me lève. Je me lave le visage puis je m'habille. Puis, je prends mon petit-déjeuner. Après mon petit-déjeuner je me brosse les dents et je pars à l'école. Ou je reste à la mais

Learn French with Music: Sous le Ciel de Paris, Edith Piaf

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Sous le ciel de Paris This week, in our French class for adults , we will study this emblematic song, by Edith Piaf.  Learning a new language also means traveling to the heart of a new culture. This song will transport you to an idyllic Paris. The French language is renowned for its complexity. But we can make learning it exciting by exploring vocabulary and grammar through popular songs. During our French class, we have studied the verbs "être" (to be) and "avoir" (to have) in French . So, I have asked my students to locate these verbs in the lyrics of the song.To help them, I had previously bolded and colored all the verbs in red. We have also studied the definite and indefinite articles in French. They are essential to build sentences: Definite articles: le, la, les (the) Indefinite articles: un, une, des (a /an, some) Song lyrics Sous le ciel de Paris S' envole une chanson Hum, hum Elle est née d'aujourd'hui Dans le cœur d' un garçon Sous

Would you like to grow a lemon tree from seeds?

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 In our French cooking workshop today, we'll be talking about lemons ( citrons in French). We'll need them for our recipe of the French "Super Moelleux au Citron" (super soft lemon brownie). While our cake is baking in the oven, we'll learn how to grow a lemon tree - in French - thanks to this video. Would you believe me if I told you that all you need to grow a lemon tree is a banana ( une banane ), and lemon seeds ( des graines de citron )?  Where do lemons come from? You will get the answer in this video (from 5'31-6'20) Bigarade Cédrat Citron French expression "Presser quelqu'un comme un citron" This expresssion means exploiting someone to the full until they're good for nothing; squeezed dry like a lemon.  Example: Arrête de me presser comme un citron! Stop squeezing me dry like a lemon!

Let's bake together a "super moelleux au citron" in French!

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 When I don't know what to bake and I have very little time, I always bake a "super moelleux au citron" - a sort of super soft lemon brownie. It's easy to make and so delicious. All you need is flour, organic lemons, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Super moelleux au citron Would you like to join us for our French Baking Workshop ? It's a live event on Zoom, for families who want to learn French and discover the way we bake.  Monday, May 6th  from 6.00pm to 7.30pm Paris time (12 noon to 1.30 pm in New York) Baking in a foreign language is a great way to learn as it stimulates our 5 senses. We all love eating , don't we? So, baking and eating while learning French will help your kids love French ! Cooking and baking are quite sacred things for us French people. And we like precision, that's why we always use a kitchen scale to weigh our ingredients (and not cups) ;)  Practical information to convert grams to American cups Read more information & book

Le chant des Abeilles, Bzz

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 Le Chant des Abeilles, Bzz is a lovely French song for little children (3-6) that your kids will love, especially in spring! I sing it along playing with my bee finger puppet an my little students love it 👍 Join my Zoom classes on www.penpals4kids.net (request a free trial)

Home Objects & Furniture in French

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 In my bedroom... Download the bilingual House Objects & Furniture flashcards here