Chez Monsieur Esse

Bienvenue à la classe de Français !

How To Help Your Child

Sometimes parents ask me what they can do to support and encourage their child in French.  I came across this tip sheet from the group Canadian Parents for French that I thought might be helpful:44 ways parents help kids in FSL succeed.pdf

Here are a few fun and easy ways to 
practice French at home:

-   Listen to French language music! Try to see how many words your child can recognize, then move on to phrases.

If your child finds a song they like, find lyrics on line and sing along. Explore You Tube or tune in to these radio stations: CJBC 860AM,

-   Watch French language cartoons. Here are a few channels on cable: tfo, CBC, TV5.

-   Find educational websites on the Internet, here are a few you may want to visit:


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-   Play a trivia game or board game en français! You can buy them on line or else create your own questions as a family.

-   Grab your cereal box or juice container at breakfast and have your child read the ingredients in French. Create word games. 

Remember – mostly everything we buy in Canada has both English and French packaging.It only takes 5 – 20 minutes a day to support your child’s process in learning French!
Make it fun and easy! Bonne chance!


 Make it fun and easy! Bonne chance!