7 reasons why you should teach French through stories

Stories are an ideal way to get children excited about learning French. A good French story will:

1.    Provide an enjoyable, stress-free way to learn the rhythm of the language, intonation and pronunciation

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Get active to learn French

Tests show we all remember 20% of what we hear, 70% of what we see and 90% of what we do. It follows that to enhance learning, we all need to get doing. Using a whole body approach to learning languages really works.

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Sometimes the hardest words are the littlest ones

When learning a foreign language, often the short connecting words are the hardest to learn. This is a real shame as they are the ones you need to create more interested sentences. You can use memory tricks you can use to teach these key words:

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Teaching French prepositions and transport

Sometimes students find it difficult to remember whether to use the preposition ‘en’ or ‘à’ when talking about going somewhere using transport. Here is a simple memory trick that will help you to remember when to use each one.

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Use French stories to learn to describe other people

In Il est grand et gros, the fourteenth story in Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 2ème Partie, Henri and Daniel are looking at Luc’s family photos. Luc points out various family members and tells them all about them. Who is the ugly baby with a bald head?

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Use French stories to teach vocubulary for leisure activities

In J’adore le football !, the thirteenth story in Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 2ème Partie, Luc and Sophie are watching a quiz show on TV. When Luc shouts out the correct answer, Sophie congratulates him. Then Sophie gets a question right. Maman comes in and asks if they are feeling OK.

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Use French stories to learn vocabulary for classroom objects

In Dans la salle de classe, the twelfth story in Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 2ème Partie, Sophie and Nadine are supposed to be doing a maths quiz, but they’re bored. They start to play « Portrait » (I Spy). What will Madame Cartier do when she sees them?

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