Téléfrançais – Episode 1

Hey, I have an idea! Let’s put a talking pineapple, a creepy pilot doll, skeletons playing music, and two kids together in a video to teach useful French phrases like Je suis un ananas and Ce n’est pas possible ! Brilliant, right?

Thanks to Dedene for this gem.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
0saves
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed.
  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com/ Dedene

    Glad you liked this one! Any other weird videos on French would be les bienvenues!

  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com Dedene

    Glad you liked this one! Any other weird videos on French would be les bienvenues!

  • http://www.iwonderasiwander.wordpress.com/ Samayi

    OMG! Thank you for posting this…it’s taken me back to my childhood! :)

    Having you seen Passe Partout? Strange talking puppet dolls? Another French Canadian childhood classic!

  • http://www.iwonderasiwander.wordpress.com Samayi

    OMG! Thank you for posting this…it’s taken me back to my childhood! :)

    Having you seen Passe Partout? Strange talking puppet dolls? Another French Canadian childhood classic!

  • http://www.wickedfrenchkiss.com/ Erica

    We totally watched that in middle school and high school (early to mid 90s) !!!! LOL

  • http://www.wickedfrenchkiss.com Erica

    We totally watched that in middle school and high school (early to mid 90s) !!!! LOL

  • http://roseencorreze.blogspot.com/ Rose

    Um, I have the Teacher’s Guide…and am seriously considering showing it to my French II class (9th graders). Telefrancais is the BEST. Don’t knock the pineapple.

  • http://roseencorreze.blogspot.com Rose

    Um, I have the Teacher’s Guide…and am seriously considering showing it to my French II class (9th graders). Telefrancais is the BEST. Don’t knock the pineapple.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Do it, Rose! I would totally show this video to my French classes too!

    Samayi, there are tons of Passe-Partout videos on youtube as well. Those dolls aren’t as creepy at least!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    Do it, Rose! I would totally show this video to my French classes too!

    Samayi, there are tons of Passe-Partout videos on youtube as well. Those dolls aren’t as creepy at least!

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    My English book in junior high was called “Apple Pie”. Who said that linking language to food was helpful???

    However, the Apple Pie did NOT talk.

    Pineapple 1 – Apple Pie 0

    Zhus last blog post..The Road To The End Of The World

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    My English book in junior high was called “Apple Pie”. Who said that linking language to food was helpful???

    However, the Apple Pie did NOT talk.

    Pineapple 1 – Apple Pie 0

    Zhus last blog post..The Road To The End Of The World

  • http://learnserbian.blogspot.com/ Marina

    Thank you – this is priceless for absolute beginners!!!

    Marinas last blog post..Giving directions in Serbian

  • http://learnserbian.blogspot.com/ Marina

    Thank you – this is priceless for absolute beginners!!!

    Marinas last blog post..Giving directions in Serbian

  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com/ csquad

    that is amazing. thanks so much for sharing. i’ll never look at a pineapple the same again!

    csquads last blog post..workspace

  • http://laprochainefois.blogspot.com csquad

    that is amazing. thanks so much for sharing. i’ll never look at a pineapple the same again!

    csquads last blog post..workspace

  • http://www.schoolnotes.com/ Jen

    I use this in my class currently – it’s a “cult-fave”. But, any idea where I can get it on DVD? My VHS is soooooooooo old…

    Poor Jacques and Sophie – they must be MY age by now!

  • http://www.schoolnotes.com Jen

    I use this in my class currently – it’s a “cult-fave”. But, any idea where I can get it on DVD? My VHS is soooooooooo old…

    Poor Jacques and Sophie – they must be MY age by now!

  • Jeff

    I remember watching this in my grade 6 French immersion class. Awesome! I wish I could find it on DVD. You can, however, get the Passe-Partout shows on DVD from amazon.ca, inetvideo.ca, and others. Also very cool. Funny how freaky puppets and wierd talking pineapples were the norm way back when.

Search this Site

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In January 2010, I started focusing more on teaching and learning languages in general. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at the university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling (though now my trips are usually in Australia) and being an American abroad.

Stay Connected

Facebook

Buy My French Books

My Say it in French phrasebook and Great French Short Stories dual-language book (both published by Dover Publications) are available at Amazon.com.

The 2nd edition of French Language Tutorial is now available as a PDF book. It has been updated with much more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information, plus extended vocabulary lists, cross-referenced topics, and an alphabetical index.

Visit the Store to buy the PDF e-book for $14.95 or paperback book for $29.95.

Languages

     

Google Ads