Le français en chansons


Studying French songs is a fun way to learn the language. They are great for listening practice, and singing along is a good way to learn pronunciation and words.

Some Basics
Activities

You can find French songs about most of the topics studied in class. Lots of websites include song videos, lyrics, and ideas to use them in class.

On connait le chanson

http://education.lehall.com/on_ne_connait_pas_la_chanson/site.php Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Massive database of French songs and music. Learn about the history of French music, search by type of music or year, and listen to short extracts. The site was developed by the French government to promote French music.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Francophone World

Suggestions for use: Perfect for activities in TY. Explore the word of French music. Pick an artist or composer and become familiar with his work.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

La chanson francaphone

http://akossyvaki.blogspot.fr/?view=mosaic Added: 21 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Mosaic collection of video clips of French songs by francaphone artists. A new song is added each day. Lyrics or more information sometimes included.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Francophone World

Suggestions for use: Get the students to pick different songs and tell you what they are about.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Grand Corps Malade "L'éducation nationale"

http://ticsenfle.blogspot.fr/2009/11/grand-corps-malade.html Added: 21 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Song and lyrics by French 'slam artist' about problems in the French educational system. Contains some questions about the song at the botom of the page.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: School

Suggestions for use: Read the lyrics and listen to the song. Ask students to outline the problems he is talking about. If a success in class there are lots of other songs linked from internal navigation.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Musique et vidéoclip

http://www.acelf.ca/c/bap/fichiers/1052_bap13_musique-videoclip.pdf Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Activity that encourages students to talk about the kind of music they listen to and then gets them to form teams to write their own song lyrics to accompany a tune.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Culture

Suggestions for use: Best aimed at TY. Do over a period of classes.

Asset type: Document
Language: French
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Des vers qui chantent

http://www.acelf.ca/c/bap/fichiers/387_bap06_vers-qui-chantent.pdf Added: 18 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Activity that encourages students to listen to the lyrics of French songs (including french-Canadian songs) and to discuss their lyrics. Should expose students to a range of artists and songs that they might not otherwise hear.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
French

Strand: Listening

Strand unit: Francophone World

Suggestions for use: Best aimed at TY. Do over a series of classes. Search You Tube for appropriate songs.

Asset type: Document
Language: French
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Lyricsgaps

http://www.lyricsgaps.com/fr Added: 21 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Audio / Video

French songs with gap-filling exercises. There is a choice for the level of the song and of the exercise, so it can be adapted to the students’ needs. Comprises mostly pop songs but also contains other genres.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: 1. Communicative Competence

Strand unit: Listening

Suggestions for use: Listen to a song and do the exercises.

Asset type: Audio
Language: French
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs: