Coucou les French learners,
Spring is around the corner! Let’s celebrate, let’s feel the energy and let’s open our minds to new perspectives!
I don’t know about you, but the last winter months have been a roller coaster with a strict lock down and having to juggle between family and work. I tried to stick to my target of reading 5 pages of German daily but some days, I just couldn’t. Maybe because what I was reading, was not compelling enough. I could understand it but it was just not enough interesting to me.
Meeting the community during our last book club motivated me. Hearing members who read Une disparition mystérieuse by Theresa Marrama although they sometimes found it difficult to understand encouraged me to keep up! If you are part of our caring community and missed it, watch the replay.
Having a strong community and feeling you are not alone is PRECIOUS.
Le club de lecture
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Akshara, whose family is originally from Togo, is the new girl at the high school in town. It’s a school year that Akshara is not likely to forget, as she makes friends and meets a boy, Cooper. Like Cooper and many of the students at the school Akshara is very involved in sports, so she gets along with her new classmates well. But issues arise with her newfound friendship with Cooper when their differences are highlighted by the adults in their lives.
Increase your vocabulary and comprehension #readingispower
Reduce your stress #relax
Communicate with real people in French #youcandothis
Lis, lis et lis
Books contain a richer and more refined form of language. Most books have been written, drafted, and re-drafted until they convey the intended meaning. Whereas when using speech, the meaning can be ambiguous in comparison to a written form, as when speaking we don’t take that much time to think before relaying the information. Relying on just spoken forms can lead to a simplified acquisition of language skills, in spoken form we could say “ Il fait beau ” to express the weather is nice, but in a written form we could throw in “ Il fait un temps splendide, merveilleux, agréable ” the list could go on and on.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Keep up reading #readingispower
You also have access to audio books to help you transition to chapter books.
Watch my book talks on YouTube to get inspired!
REVIEW OF THE WEEK (in French!)
Jarps Art says: ” Salut! J’ai déjà regardé toutes les vidéos du Baby Stage et de l’Infant Stage. C’est incroyable comme je comprends presque tout. Je suis très heureux que j’ai trouvé la chaîne YouTube d’Alice Ayel et cette page. J’ai également compris que je peux apprendre le français à l’âge adulte. Je sais que mon français n’est pas parfait mais c’est normal. Merci à vous Alice pour des vidéos incroyables ! “
Happy French acquisition!
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