If you are a high school student (or parent!) who would like to continue learning French as a Second Language at home, here are some general and fun ideas to work on all aspects of the language.

#MISSIONFLS

Educational Consultants from LEARN and Lester B. Pearson School Board have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH MISSIONS. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their #French second language skills. 

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to complete as many FLS missions as possible during the month of May 2020. Ready Set Go!

Discover all the #missionfls per cycle: 

FLS Mission Cycle 1 Go to page 

FLS Missions Cycle 2 Go to page 

FOR ALL CYCLES (GRADES 7-11)

ACCENT QUÉBEC 
Accent Québec is a bilingual online platform providing curated resource collections in French designed to support teachers, students and parents to improve their experience of French as a Second Language (FSL) in and out of school. Go to site 

FRENCH CONTESTS
Practice the language in a fun way by having your child participate in real contests in French as a Second Language.

  • Ensemble à distance, ton expérience face au virus. Go to site 
    We invite students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 across Canada to record and virtually post 1-3 minute videos, en français, sharing how they are spending their time while schools are closed and events are cancelled. 
  • O’POÉSIE - French as a Second Language poetry contest Go to site 
    A French poetry contest for students learning French as a second language aged 5 to 17 years old.The 4th edition begins April 1st and deadline to submit entries is June 1st 2020. 

HOW TO
Our HOW TO series presents step-by-step instructions and tools (texts, videos or presentations, examples, graphic organizers, posters to print, etc.) to explain simply and effectively how to complete various tasks in French as a Second Language.

GENERAL RESOURCES
Here you’ll find web sites that provide a multitude of services, media, activities and other education resources related to French as a Second Language learning.

  • Amélioration du français (CCDMC)- The Amélioration du français component of the CCDMD site is intended for both high school, college and university learners and teachers of French. It contains materials for printing, interactive materials (Language Capsules, Exercises, Educational Games and Guided Tours) and other resources for learning French. Go to site 
  • Le point du FLE - Welcome to the directory « Learning French » Le Point du FLE. You will find here more than 6900 links to the best courses and free exercises to learn French. Go to site 
  • Scribens - Free online text corrector. Go to site 
  • Bon patron - Free online text corrector. Go to site 

BOOKS/AUDIO BOOKS
To maintain your child's language skills, continue reading daily whether your child is reading independently or you are reading with her/him or listening to audio books. Here is selection books and audio books for you:

  • Les Fables de La Fontaine - The famous French Fables of Jean de La Fontaine on video. Go to site 
  • Éditions M@griffe - With the goal of promoting the emergence of a trendy francophone and francophile readership, les éditions M@griffe offer a full range of youth literature, pedagogical material, and arts to canadian schools. Short literary texts are imbued with well-known identity references, allowing students to explore and grasp the characteristics of their culture. Go to site 
  • Journal de Montréal en 5 minutes - Great ressource for a quick read in French. Science news explained differently: videos, computer graphics, reports, virtual reality... Learning and better understanding our world. Go to site 
  • BD Dargaud - Comic books to read for free. Go to site 
  • La puce à l’oreille - La puce à l'oreille's mission is the creation, production, broadcasting and curation of French-language narrative audio content for children (podcasts, interactive audio, audioguides, etc.). It works for its own account as well as for institutions, artistic or scientific organizations and companies. In addition, it offers tools and training for young audiences and their teachers, in Quebec and elsewhere in the French-speaking world. Finally, it supports the development of the field through the organization of events and the animation of professional networks. Go to site 
  • BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) - Subscribing lets you access every digital resource offered, and borrow e-books. To borrow materials at the Grande Bibliothèque, you need a library card that you can obtain by joining BAnQ and subscribing to all its services - Go to site 
  • Bibliothèque des Amériques - Thousands of French-language books digital to discover. You can register for free to have access to a wide variety of books written in French by francophone authors coming from everywhere in the continent - Go to site 

VIDEOS/TV SHOWS
A simple way to support language learning is to watch videos or television programs in French. TIP: You can add the English or French subtitles to make it easier to understand.

  • Tou.tv - A great online selection of television in French. Go to site  
  • Curio - A subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis. Go to site 
  • ONF (Office national du film du Canada) - Educational selections presenting collections of films organized around unifying themes that echo Canadian curricula. They put our productions into perspective and combine them with current issues. Several of them are also linked to educational guides. Go to site  

GAMES/APPS
Who doesn't like to play? Here are some fun games in French to help your child to consolidate his or her second-language learning.

  • Télé Québec - Suggestions for mobile apps. Go to site 
  • Radio-Canada - Suggestions for mobile apps.  Go to site 
  • Astronautes FLS - Astronautes FLS (French as a second language) is a crazy and fun game to learn French. You can play it with your friends and classmates using smart phones or tablets. Your team of two (2) to four (4) players is at the controls of a spaceship. To survive, you must follow the instructions and press the correct buttons on your control panel on your phone (or tablet). But there is a problem with your spaceship - your instructions are sent to your friends' phones, and instructions for your friends are sent to your phone! Therefore, if you want to survive, you will need to communicate and collaborate! Go to site 
  • Busuu - A language learning tool for web and mobile which students can use anytime and anywhere. More than 1,000 lessons created by professional linguists with the help of Artificial Intelligence, including personalized study plans and a speech recognition tool. Go to site 
  • Conjugo (Allo Prof) - No more long tables and the linear method to learn how to conjugate verbs! With Conjugo, primary and secondary school students revise their verbs in a totally interactive and fun way. The player must make his ninja jump from obstacle to obstacle and answer correctly to conjugation questions to continue his course. Go to site 
  • Duolingo - This free online application allows students to learn how to read and write in French. Go to site 
  • EduLulu- Aimed at parents and educators, EduLulu is the first Canadian public service that offers evaluation of educational applications available on tablets and smartphones in Canada. EduLulu's assessments are completed by teams of independent experts, composed of educators, parents, ergonomists and designers.  Go to site 
  • Magimot (Allo Prof) - This fun game allows, as often as desired, to practice words of one's choice. By creating a free account and logging in, progress is recorded. The player can thus obtain more and more magical tools to fight his enemies. Obviously, the more he recognizes the spelling of words, the better his result. Go to site 
  • PP L'Archer (Allo Prof) - A game to review the past participle. This interactive game consists of giving PP a helping hand so that he clicks his arrow on the right target, i.e. on the correct agreement answer of the past participle contained in the displayed sentence. Go to site 

CYCLE 1 (GRADES 7-8)

#MISSIONFLS FOR APRIL 2020 
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH MISSIONS for the month of April 2020. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills. Go to page 

GENERAL RESOURCES
Here you’ll find web sites that provide a multitude of services, media and other education resources related to French as a second language learning.

  • TFO FAMILY CAMP (13 YEARS OLD) - This thematic folder presents resources that will help your 13-year-old child to strengthen knowledge in fields like History, Geography, science, mathematics, French language, and even how to create comics or Youtube videos! The videos presented here have been selected by our educational experts in order to make learning with family or at home as fun as possible. *You need to create a free account to access the resources. Go to site 
  • TFO FAMILY CAMP (14 YEARS OLD) - This thematic folder presents resources that will help your 13-year-old child to strengthen knowledge in fields like History, Geography, science, mathematics, French language, and even how to create comics or Youtube videos! The videos presented here have been selected by our educational experts in order to make learning with family or at home as fun as possible. *You need to create a free account to access the resources. Go to site 
  • 1 jour 1 actu! L'actualité à hauteur d'enfants ! - The French site 1jour1actu's main objective is to explain various news related events on a daily basis. Some articles, files or videos can be found there. A way to bring the news up to children's level, to make it understandable and intelligible. Go to site 

VIDEOS/TV SHOWS
A simple way to support language learning is to watch videos or television programs in French. TIP: You can add the English or French subtitles to make it easier to understand. 

  • Parlons français, c’est facile - Webdocumentaries to learn French. Just like in the movies, let yourself be carried away by the webdocs and discover life in France through the eyes of four characters. During this walk, workshops and games will allow you to understand, learn and practice French. Go to site 

CYCLE 2 (GRADES 9-11)

#MISSIONFLS FOR APRIL 2020 
Educational Consultants from LEARN, LBPSB and SPEAQ have worked very hard to offer your child FRENCH MISSIONS for the month of April 2020. It's a simple and original way to continue practicing their French as a second language skills. Go to page 

GENERAL RESOURCES
Here you’ll find web sites that provide a multitude of services, media and other education resources related to French as a second language learning.

  • Francolab - Developed by TV5 Québec Canada, Francolab is an educational platform for teachers and learners of French. Whether in a context of immersion, francization, core French or intensive French, teachers and learners will find audiovisual and pedagogical content closely linked to Canadian socio-cultural aspects. A host of videos, interactive activities and downloadable fact sheets are available free of charge to facilitate the learning and teaching of French. Go to site  
  • TFO FAMILY CAMP (15 YEARS OLD) - This thematic folder presents resources that will help your 15-year-old child to strengthen knowledge in fields like History, Geography, Careers and Jobs, the Environment, French language, intercultural awareness and even how to create Youtube videos! The videos presented here have been selected by our educational experts in order to make learning with family or at home as fun as possible. *You need to create a free account to access the resources. Go to site  
  • TFO FAMILY CAMP (16 YEARS OLD) - This thematic folder presents resources that will help your 16-year-old child to strengthen knowledge in fields like Careers and Jobs, the Environment, History, Geography, French language, and even how to create comics or Youtube videos! The videos presented here have been selected by our educational experts in order to make learning with family or at home as fun as possible. *You need to create a free account to access the resources. Go to site  

GAMES/APPS
Who doesn't like to play? Here are some fun games in French to help your child to consolidate his or her second-language learning.

  • Le détecteur de fautes - An online game with 60 educational activities to identify frequently observed errors. This educational resource provides concrete ways to improve the ability to detect errors and recognize their nature. Go to site