I am teaching beginning French this semester and since all of the classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors, I have been delighting my students with weird songs and videos to reinforce the vocabulary they are learning. So for beginning learners of French or other French teachers who want to use videos in class, here are some examples of what I’ve been using:
A bonus in this video is showing how the French count on their hands, starting with the thumb.
What is your name?
Français Interactif’s chansons français has PDF exercises you can download.
I believe I will also introduce them to the love of my life, Pierre Capretz.
But I haven’t decided yet if I will terrify them with Téléfrançais or not.
I use the site www.keepvid.com to download the videos so I don’t have to rely on a working internet connection in the classroom. Windows Live Movie Maker and VirtualDub are free and easy to use programs for editing the videos if you want to cut some parts out or repeat certain sections.
Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.