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Alouette

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

One of my favorite French songs is “Alouette”. We use this song to learn parts of the body and to talk about birds. Alouette is a lark in English.

I have about 10 different versions of this song, but one of my favorite versions is by The Delta Rhythm Boys, which I discovered a few years ago watching this commercial. I find it very artistic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQjBYRD0_s

 


My favorite books about French things in English

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on May 12, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

There are some wonderful books in English that are great for learning more about French or the Francophile culture. Click here to see my past blog about French books. You may find many of these books at Bonjour Mama bookstore in Kensington, MD.  You may also order them through our local bookstore, Hoory 4 Books.  Amazon. com or amaz...

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My favorite books about French things in English

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on May 12, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

There are some wonderful books in English that are great for learning more about French or the Francophile culture. Click here to see my past blog about French books.

https://www.amazon.com/Paris-Up-Away-H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne-Druvert/dp/0500650594/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526154776&sr=8-1&keywords=paris+up+up+and+away" target="_blank">Paris up, up and away! If you like shadow puppetry and Paris as much as I do, you would love this book.  The original is in...

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Georgetown French Market April 27-29, 2018

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 23, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, April 28th:

Georgetown French Market!

 

Dust off your berets for the 15th Annual Georgetown French Market, presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, where the charming Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown transforms into a Parisian-inspired open-air market! More than 35 locally-owned boutiques, cafes, salons and galleries will feature designer...

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La Chandeleur: Crepe Day!

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on March 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

La Chandeleur Crêpe Day is on Feb. 2nd. It is the halfway point between winter and spring. Crepes represent the golden sun that the French can’t wait to see in the springtime. Crepes originated in the Bretagne (Brittany) region of France.

 

There are two types of crepes: sweet (crêpes sucrées) and savory (crêpes salées or also called la galette de sarassin) .

The savory crêpes are made of buckwheat flower (le blé de sa...

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Why immersion?

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on February 17, 2018 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Having just come back from an enriching conference of world language teachers, The Northeast Conference on Learning Foreign Languages, I would like to share some important topics we discussed:

Why immersion? Why stay in the French language in class?

It is the most enjoyable way to learn a language! Going back and forth too much in different languages may diminish a child's interest and momentum. In addition, using only ...

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La Chandeleur at the Hillwood on Feb 3rd 10am-5pm

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 4, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring. In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.

 

The Hillwood Estate in Washington, DC invites families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's spectacular gardens, magnificent mansion, and exquisite French treasures.

Parent's Night Out Saturday, January 20th, 5-8pm

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Children ages 3-11 are welcome to join Old Town French, Arts on the Horizon and the Downtown Baptist Church for an enriching evening of activities and dinner while parents enjoy an evening out.

More information and registration at: https://downtownbaptist.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/93/responses/new

My French Film Festival starts Jan. 19th, 2018

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 1, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Watch short and long French films starting January 19th and vote for your favorite films!  You can watch online or using Amazon Instant Videos. More information at http://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/


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