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Visit our South Shore Regional School Board site for information about French as a Second Language    -all the programs offered in our Board are outlined and in addition you will find some other valuable links not contained on this page.

 

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A new find by our French Consultant will prove useful to many. See this site for all things French.  http://www.fouineux.com/leger.php#pop99 Please note that some components of this site may be blocked at your school e.g streaming video.  If you wish something open for a specific time period for a curricular purpose please contact the Help Desk at 3003.

 
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 A site designed primarily for students between the ages of 11 to 18 but also includes material for teachers.  There are activities at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. 

 

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A comprehensive site from the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.

 

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A site containing 60 interactive activities for students plus a grammar section, a set of seasonal activities, listening activities and a section for teachers. 

 

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Hot Potatoes developed by the University of Victoria.  This is a download free for non- profit educational users consisting of  applications allowing the teacher to create a variety of interactive activities such as crossword puzzles and multiple- choice.  These can be adapted to any subject area.

 

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 This site has a special section on a French word, lesson and quote of the day, French gestures, and dialects.  There sections for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced and links to Teacher Resources.

 
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This site is exclusively for conjugating verbs; there are special keyboard strokes for recognizing accent marks. 

 

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A site operated by Google that translates words, phrases and simple text fairly accurately from one language to another. 

 

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Another translation site, this one run by AltaVista.  It does much the same job as the Google site with the same degree of accuracy. 

 
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This site has a large variety of free inter-active on line activities for students on dozens of topics, grouped thematically.  There are some free downloads for Teachers, but others which require payment of a fee.  New cultural items, such as French recipes or comics are added frequently. 

 

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The Acadian Odyssey/L’odyssee acadienne.  This site is available in both English and  French and describes the history, heritage and culture of the Acadians. 

 

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This is another site adaptable to any subject; it allows both students and teachers to produce a variety of activities such as cross word puzzles and word searches.  http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

 

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This site has been recently revamped and is carried on the Greater Victoria District Server resulting in better service and no pop ups (so they claim) which had made using this site frustrating in the past.   There are activities, printable game boards, examples of classroom projects and much more.  http://fslactivities.sd61.bc.ca/

 

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A special section of the fsl activities site with many interesting and useful activities such as C’est la vie (C.B.C. radio) word of the week in conjunction with the Canadian Bilingual Dictionary Project, Adopt an Escargot, on line French resources, among many other links. 

 

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Phil Theriault, a french teacher at New Ross started developing his own website for parents and students years ago. There are lots of good ideas on his ever changing site.  Teachers who now wish to create their own websites can obtain free webspace through our school board. 

 

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 Ecole de la Rive Sud - located in Blockhouse, visit this CSAP school's site.

 

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Canadian Parents for French- Nova Scotia Chapter- is a group of individuals interested in promoting and creating opportunities using French as a Second Language  for youth.

 

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Canadian Parents for French

 

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Department of Education- Acadian and French Language Branch

 

Thanks to Phil Theriault for his assistance in the development of this French Curriculum resource page.  If anyone has any other valuable web resources to add to this page please e-mail Sue Taylor-Foley staylorf@ssrsb.ca or Yves Rossignal yrossign@ssrsb.ca.