Thursday, May 13th, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym

1.As a follow up to the discussion about your summary of “La fille, le chien et le gobelet” please review the use of “ce qui” & “ce que” here

  • After reviewing the basic rules of use, you can complete some practice exercises to test your knowledge

2. Please submit your re-write on Monday, May 17th

3. Remember to

  • summarize – not retell the entire story
  • organize your thoughts in paragraphs
  • use transition words and connectives
  • pay close attention to tense  
  • challenge yourself to explain and describe (especially your thoughts, opinions & connections)
  • refer to the handout & examples for writing a literary critique AND the ‘level up’ package for language structures/vocab

4. Listening activities 

  • C’est quoi un stéréotype?  Listen & take notes on p 16 of your unit package
  • Les préjugés et les stéréotypes    
    • Watch the 2 videos on this topic.
    • Write your thoughts/notes on p 16 of your unit package.
    • Be prepared to discuss in class on Monday.
    • Think about how you can incorporate vocabulary for opinions/debate in your discussion. 






Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym

Bon mercredi, les amis!

Vous avez plein de choses à faire aujourd’hui 🙂

1.Read this short text, in English, about culture from Alice Ayel & watch her video at the end

French the natural way: un peu de culture

2. Watch this short film trailer in French

3. Listen to Alice Ayel talk about the film here

4. Complete the work on pages 6-7 of your unit package & be prepared to discuss in class tomorrow

5. With this unit, you will be stretching your language skills and working to share your opinions and debate topics with more subtlety.

  • Review the ‘French Argument Vocabulary’ on pages 12-15
  • Highlight one phrase or expression from each section & set an objective to use those phrases during conversations while we work through the unit

 ***DELF   … reminder that you have to register before this Friday

Here are some sites for you to look at that may help you to decide which level to choose

(A2 or B1)




Monday, May 10th, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym


Click on the following link to register before Friday, May 14th.

More details will follow…


Here is the video from class today. Listen again if you’d like to

practise your interpretive skills when listening to Québécois speakers.

To be ready for Wednesday – and to continue thinking about the question “What is culture?” – please do the following:






Thursday, May 6th, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym

  • Here is the info regarding the Summer Work Exchange program in Québec. The YMCA is going ahead with the program this summer with special attention to health and safety protocols due to Covid.      6.3.4 Youth Promo 8.5×11 ENG
  • See me for the contact information of the Coquitlam representative if you are interested. 

To be ready for Monday, please

  • spend time re-reading parts of the novel to review new language structures & vocabulary

***You will be discussing, interpreting & writing about the story on Monday 🙂






Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym

Bon mercredi les amis!

I hope you are enjoying the novel so far and that you have finished reading up to the end of Chapitre 3.

Your task for this afternoon is to record a short video in which you discuss (en français, bien sûr!)

  • your first impressions of the story
  • a brief summary of what has happened so far
  • a prediction of what might happen later 
  1. You will submit your video to Teams. 
  2. Please do not write a paragraph & then read the text to me. Treat this like a discussion with me in class.
  3. Jot down your ideas in point form if you feel you need to organize your thoughts first 
  4. Please do not use a translator. Use the language that you already know to express yourself. 
  5. Please submit your video by 4:00 today at the latest.

Lastly…. if you haven’t signed in to French 12 on The Language Gym, please do. I have posted two verb practice activities for you. The due date says Sunday, but please complete them before class on tomorrow. 





Monday, May 3rd, 2021

French 12

French 12 Team

The Language Gym

Bonjour les amis!

To be ready for your virtual Wednesday task, please finish reading chapters 1, 2 & 3 before then.

To help to reinforce the new vocabulary and language structures, I recommend that you

  • practise reading aloud for pronunciation (you can always Google a word and listen to the pronunciation if you are not sure how to say it)
  • read silently to work through comprehension
  • take notes of structures & what they mean (the way that you did with le petit Nicolas story)
  • make a list of the most essential vocabulary to retell the story 

***REMINDER:  Please don’t read ahead!

*** Check the blog by 1:30 on Wednesday

*** You will have an assignment to submit to Teams by 4:00