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1 Au Secours! FSL 911 How do I help my child experience success in French Immersion?

2 HOW CAN PARENTS HELP? It’s easy to support the activities that are already happening in the classroom …

3 Be an audience for your child as he or she rehearses for oral presentations. Be an audience for your child as he or she rehearses for oral presentations. Show interest in your child’s work. Invest in a good French/English dictionary.

4 Reinforce their learning in their first language: Choose books, movies, T.V. shows that correspond to themes and units of study for Social Studies in English to develop their background knowledge and enhance their comprehension. Choose books, movies, T.V. shows that correspond to themes and units of study for Social Studies in English to develop their background knowledge and enhance their comprehension.

5 Comment aider?? Share what you know about the topics in English and validate what they are learning in French. Share what you know about the topics in English and validate what they are learning in French. Ask them questions about what they have learned ie. How do you say > in French? Kids love to play the role of the teacher and share their knowledge with others. Ask them questions about what they have learned ie. How do you say > in French? Kids love to play the role of the teacher and share their knowledge with others.

6 Celebrate your child’s successes in French and support their overall learning!

7 WHAT ABOUT FRENCH LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM?

8 Encourage your child to notice French in the community. Encourage your child to notice French in the community. Try watching French television shows. Many DVDs include translations in French.

9 Listen to a French radio station and try to decipher a weather report or news story. Encourage your child to participate in the annual Oral Speaking Contest sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. Encourage your child to participate in the annual Oral Speaking Contest sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. Investigate exchange opportunities.

10 How can I help? Communicate with the classroom teacher and ask what themes or units are coming up and visit your local library Communicate with the classroom teacher and ask what themes or units are coming up and visit your local library

11 HOW CAN I HELP? Share what you know about the topics in English and validate what they are learning in French. Share what you know about the topics in English and validate what they are learning in French. Ask them questions about what they have learned. Ex. How do you say > in French? Kids love to play the role of the teacher and share their knowledge with others. Ask them questions about what they have learned. Ex. How do you say > in French? Kids love to play the role of the teacher and share their knowledge with others.

12 How can I help? Visit local museums and art galleries and ask for the guided tour in French Visit local museums and art galleries and ask for the guided tour in French Encourage your child to read and view various texts in French Encourage your child to read and view various texts in French Have them visit French educational websites Have them visit French educational websites French translations of Wikipedia are available French translations of Wikipedia are available

13 How can I help Try having a French dinner each week where everyone tries to speak in French about their day. Try having a French dinner each week where everyone tries to speak in French about their day. Enhance your own French communication skills by taking a refresher course through the school board, community college or university. Share your love of learning with your child. Enhance your own French communication skills by taking a refresher course through the school board, community college or university. Share your love of learning with your child.

14 ENCOURAGING PARENT INVOLVEMENT

15 Look for French language resources at the local public library. Look for French language resources at the local public library. Create student-made books to share at home. Ask parent council to donate resources to your school library.

16 Volunteer to help organize or support French activities at school. Magic shows... Cafés... Plays... Parents can also help at school-wide French events.

17 Ask about a Home Reading programme. What about a Take-Home game? Host a French Film Festival at the school and invite families.

18 Have a French Film (or TV) Night at home. Volunteer to help with classroom activities, like making crêpes. Act as supervisors French field trips.

19 French language classes for adults. These may be offered by local community colleges or adult education centres. French language classes for adults. These may be offered by local community colleges or adult education centres. Students can play online language games at home to reinforce classroom learning.

20 RESOURCES TO PROMOTE FRENCH Canadian Parents for Frenchwww.cpf.ca Canadian Parents for Frenchwww.cpf.cawww.cpf.ca TFOwww.tfo.org TFOwww.tfo.orgwww.tfo.org Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques CASLTwww.caslt.org CASLTwww.caslt.orgwww.caslt.org The following agencies will happily and generously support you in promoting the French language. Many thanks to them for providing resources and materials!

21 FRENCH IS ALL AROUND US...

22 They all speak le français !

23 Parfait – which means “perfect” in English

24 Why Learn French? 10 compelling reasons why your child will benefit from studying the French language

25 FRENCH AS A WORLD-WIDE LANGUAGE French is the 11 th most widely-spoken language in the world. French is the 11 th most widely-spoken language in the world. French is the official language of 33 countries in the world. French is the official language of 33 countries in the world. French is the official language of Quebec and New Brunswick. French is the official language of Quebec and New Brunswick.

26 FRENCH AND ENGLISH ARE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF The United Nations The United Nations UNESCO UNESCO NATO NATO The International Monetary Fund The International Monetary Fund The International Red Cross The International Red Cross The International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee

27 FRENCH IS THE LANGUAGE OF CULTURE Fashion Dance Cuisine Cinema Theatre Music Literature

28 FRANCE IS THE WORLD’S MAJOR TOURIST DESTINATION Over 75 million tourists visit France every year...one of them could be you! Over 75 million tourists visit France every year...one of them could be you! Or why not Quebec…?

29 FRENCH ON THE INTERNET French is the 2 nd most widely-used language on the Internet. French is the 2 nd most widely-used language on the Internet.

30 FRENCH MAKES YOU WEALTHIER! In Canada, people who are bilingual can earn a higher salary than those who are unilingual. In Canada, people who are bilingual can earn a higher salary than those who are unilingual. Many government jobs demand a knowledge of both official languages. Many government jobs demand a knowledge of both official languages.

31 YOU GET MONEY FOR STUDYING FRENCH AT UNIVERSITY! The government of Ontario currently pays $1500 in the Fellowships for Studying in French. The government of Ontario currently pays $1500 in the Fellowships for Studying in French. Many individual universities also offer grants and bursaries to students who study part or all of their program in French.

32 FRENCH HELPS YOU TO INCREASE YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY Over 20,000 English words have their origins in French. Over 20,000 English words have their origins in French.

33 FRENCH AND ENGLISH ARE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF The United Nations The United Nations UNESCO UNESCO NATO NATO The International Monetary Fund The International Monetary Fund The International Red Cross The International Red Cross The International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee

34 BILINGUALISM MAKES YOU SMARTER! Scientific research has proven that learning a second language early in life enhances a child’s cognitive skills. Scientific research has proven that learning a second language early in life enhances a child’s cognitive skills. Learning French also improves memory, self-discipline and self-esteem.

35 CAREERS WITH FRENCH Prime Minister of Canada Prime Minister of Canada International Diplomacy International Diplomacy Travel and Tourism Travel and Tourism Teaching Teaching Translator or Interpreter Translator or Interpreter Journalism Journalism International Movie Star International Movie Star Sports and Athletics Sports and Athletics

36 French Pronunciation Guide

37 L’alphabet français A (ah) J (zjee) S (ess) B (bay) K (ka) T (tay) C (say) L (el) U (ewe) D (day) M (emma) V (vay) E (uh) N (enna) W (doublavay) F (ef) O (oh) X (eeks) G (zjay) P (pay) Y (igrek) H (osh) Q (cu) Z (zed) I (ee) R (air)

38 Les chiffres 1 un 11 onze 21 vingt et un 40 quarante 2 deux 12 douze 22 vingt-deux 50 cinquante 3 trois 13 treize 23 vingt-trois 60 soixante 4 quatre 14 quatorze 24 vingt-quatre 70 soixante-dix 5 cinq 15 quinze 25 vingt-cinq 80 quatre-vingt 6 six 16 seize 26 vingt-six 90 quatre-vingt-dix 7 sept 17 dix-sept 27 vingt-sept 100 cent 8 huit 18 dix-huit 28 vingt-huit 1000 mille 9 neuf 19 dix-neuf 29 vingt-neuf million 10 dix 20 vingt 30 trente billion milliard

39 Les jours de la semaine lundiMonday mardiTuesday mercrediWednesday jeudiThursday vendrediFriday samediSaturday dimancheSunday

40 Les mois de l’année janvierJanuaryjuilletJuly février February août August marsMarchseptembreSeptember avrilApriloctobreOctober maiMaynovembreNovember juinJune décembre December

41 General Guidance Accent is usually on last syllable Accent is usually on last syllable Many letters at the end of words are not pronounced Many letters at the end of words are not pronounced

42 é, er, ez Same as ‘say’ or ‘cake’ Same as ‘say’ or ‘cake’Examples: é: bébé, découpe, année, égal é: bébé, découpe, année, égal er: aller, téléphoner, parler, marcher er: aller, téléphoner, parler, marcher ez: nez, chez, avez ez: nez, chez, avez Canadian, eh?

43 e, è, ê, et, ai Same as eh as in ‘pet’ Same as eh as in ‘pet’Examples: e:belle, avec, telle è:mère, crème, mène, règle ê:tête, fenêtre, pêche et:jouet, robinet (at end of word) ai:balai, mais, lait, mitaine

44 eu, e Sound similar to ‘put’ Sound similar to ‘put’ Technically 3 different sounds but very similar Technically 3 different sounds but very similar Examples: Examples: bleu, peu, deux, milieu bleu, peu, deux, milieu fleur, cheveux, jeune fleur, cheveux, jeune de, le, petite, premier de, le, petite, premier

45 u, û Most difficult sound for anglophones to pronounce Most difficult sound for anglophones to pronounce No English equivalent!! No English equivalent!! Round lips as if to whistle & say ‘ewe’ Round lips as if to whistle & say ‘ewe’ Chin needs to move forward Chin needs to move forward Examples: Examples: plus, lune, au jus, mur, mesure plus, lune, au jus, mur, mesure

46 ou, où Same as ‘oo’ as in ‘soon’ or ‘moon’ Same as ‘oo’ as in ‘soon’ or ‘moon’ Examples: Examples: Nous, vous, poubelle, ou, où Nous, vous, poubelle, ou, où

47 o, ô, au, eau (open syllable) Sounds like ‘oh’ (long o sound) as in ‘so’ or ‘snow’ Sounds like ‘oh’ (long o sound) as in ‘so’ or ‘snow’ Examples: Examples: o, ô:mot, ovale, yoyo, ô la la! o, ô:mot, ovale, yoyo, ô la la! au:autour, faux pas, saute au:autour, faux pas, saute eau:beau, eau de toilette, cadeau, traîneau eau:beau, eau de toilette, cadeau, traîneau

48 o, ô (closed syllable) Short ‘o’ as in ‘dot’ or ‘stop’ Short ‘o’ as in ‘dot’ or ‘stop’ Examples: Examples: colle, globe, école, pomme, côte colle, globe, école, pomme, côte

49 i, î, y (when used as a vowel) Sounds like ‘ee’ as in ‘bee’ Sounds like ‘ee’ as in ‘bee’ (or what you might say if saw a mouse!) Examples: lit, souvenir, vite, fini, midi lit, souvenir, vite, fini, midi stylo, bicyclette stylo, bicyclette No such thing as short ‘i’ in French – as in pig

50 a, à, â Same sound as in ‘bat’ or ‘cat’ Same sound as in ‘bat’ or ‘cat’ Examples: Examples: table, balle, la, là, voilà, château table, balle, la, là, voilà, château

51 oi Sounds like ‘wa’ as in ‘was’ or ‘what’ Examples: Examples: moi, oiseau, étoile, pourquoi, voiture moi, oiseau, étoile, pourquoi, voiture

52 Nasalized Vowels

53 No English Equivalents bon voyage bon voyage Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge encore! ensuite (bathroom) rendez-vous fiancée BUT some good examples of French words used in English BUT some good examples of French words used in English

54 en, em, an, am Sounds like the British version of ‘chance’ Sounds like the British version of ‘chance’ Examples: Examples: en:dent, enfant, vent, menton en:dent, enfant, vent, menton em:temps, rempli em:temps, rempli an:blanc, grand, écran, branche an:blanc, grand, écran, branche am:lampe, tambour, bambou, champ am:lampe, tambour, bambou, champ

55 in, im, ain, ein, aim Examples: Examples: in:vin, lapin, linge, sapin, matin in:vin, lapin, linge, sapin, matin im:important, simple, impôts im:important, simple, impôts ain:pain, demain ain:pain, demain ein:plein, peinture ein:plein, peinture aim:faim aim:faim

56 un, um Examples: Examples: brun, lundi, aucun, parfum brun, lundi, aucun, parfum Sound as if being punched in the stomach

57 on, om Examples: Examples: mon, bonbon, c’est bon, long, savon mon, bonbon, c’est bon, long, savon tomber, trombone, comptoir, ombre tomber, trombone, comptoir, ombre

58 Consonants Will cover only those that are different from English Will cover only those that are different from English

59 rrrrrrrr Most difficult consonant for Anglophones Most difficult consonant for Anglophones R is rolled; sound is in back of throat, as in ‘k’ sound R is rolled; sound is in back of throat, as in ‘k’ sound Examples: Examples: rue, soir, route, rose, retard rue, soir, route, rose, retard

60 Soft g, j G followed by e, i or y G followed by e, i or y Examples: Examples: From English: rouge, luge, genre From English: rouge, luge, genre ge:genou, léger, neige, nuage ge:genou, léger, neige, nuage gi:giraffe, bougie gi:giraffe, bougie gy:gymnase gy:gymnase j:je, jour, jambe, jeudi, jardin j:je, jour, jambe, jeudi, jardin

61 ch Sounds like ‘sh’ as in ‘ship’ Sounds like ‘sh’ as in ‘ship’ Examples: Examples: Chat, chic, gauche, chaise, attaché Chat, chic, gauche, chaise, attaché

62 h The h is silent in French The h is silent in French Examples: Examples: hibou, hôtel, hiver, haut, homme, cahier hibou, hôtel, hiver, haut, homme, cahier

63 gn Sounds like ‘canyon’ Sounds like ‘canyon’ Examples: Examples: Ligne, gagner, vigne, oignon, orignal Ligne, gagner, vigne, oignon, orignal

64 ille, il (at end of word) Sounds like consonant ‘y’ in ‘yell’ Sounds like consonant ‘y’ in ‘yell’ Examples: Examples: travailler, fille, feuille, paille, mouillé travailler, fille, feuille, paille, mouillé soleil, oeil, orteil soleil, oeil, orteil

65 Soft c, ç C followed by e, i or y C followed by e, i or y (same as English rules) Sounds like ‘s’ as in sale Sounds like ‘s’ as in sale Examples: Examples: ce:cent, balance, trace ce:cent, balance, trace ci:cinéma, ceci, ici ci:cinéma, ceci, ici cy:cycle cy:cycle ç:ça, garçon, leçon, façade ç:ça, garçon, leçon, façade

66 Practice Words é pou van tail (scarecrow) é pou van tail (scarecrow) ré fri gé ra teur (refrigerator) ré fri gé ra teur (refrigerator) nour ri ture (food) nour ri ture (food) or di na teur (computer) or di na teur (computer)

67 Practice Sentences I J’aime parler français! (I like to speak French!) J’aime parler français! (I like to speak French!) Il va à l’école. (He goes to school.) Il va à l’école. (He goes to school.) Où est mon petit bébé? (Where is my little baby?) Où est mon petit bébé? (Where is my little baby?) Ça coûte combien? (How much does that cost?) Ça coûte combien? (How much does that cost?)


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