LS French Class Page

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Welcome to the Lower School French Class Page!

Please visit this page often to see how you can connect your child’s French learning to their everyday activities outside of class.

I will be posting the vocabulary themes we are learning in class so that you can practice and share in your child’s learning. The more exposure children have to using their new language words, the quicker they will acquire new vocabulary!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at kschultz@theparkschool.org or message me through Park OnCampus.

Buildings Around Town

English French Pronunciation
House la maison lah may-zohn
School l'école lay-kohl
Museum le musée leuh moo-zay
Park le parc leuh park
Market le marché leuh mar-shay
Post Office la poste lah post
Restaurant le restaurant leuh res-tau-rahn
Pastry Shop la pâtisserie lah pah-tees-eh-ree
Movie Theater le cinéma leuh see-nay-mah

At-Home Activity: Make a tally chart to keep track of what buildings you visit during the week. Each day, mark which buidings you visit. How many times did you go to l’école during the week–quatre, cinq? Did you get to visit la pâtisserie this week? I hope so!

Sports and Activities

English French Pronunciation
Soccer le football leuh football
Football le football américain leuh football ah-may-ree-kehn
Tennis le tennis leuh teh-nee
Rugby le rugby leuh rug-bee
Basketball le basket leuh bas-ket
Baseball le baseball leuh baseball
Cards les cartes lay cart
Dance la danse lah dahns
Ping-pong le ping-pong leuh ping-pong
I like… J'aime zhehm
I love… J'adore zhah-door
I don't like… Je n'aime pas Zhuh nehm pah
I detest Je déteste zhuh day-test

At-Home Activity: Take a survey of your family members and friends. What activities do they enjoy? You can switch out the “Je” to add the name of the person you interview. For example, you can say “Dad aime le football.” (Dad ehm leuh football.) What is the most favorite sport in your household?

Adjectives

English French Pronunciation
It's C'est say
Super super soo-pair
Easy facile fah-seel
Fantastic fantastique fahn-tahs-teek
Interesting intéressant in-teh-reh-sahn
Nothing (bad) nul nool
Terrible terrible teh-ree-bluh
Boring ennuyeux aw-nwee-yeuh
Difficult difficile dee-fee-seel

At-Home Activity: Tell why you like certain sports or activities. Do you like soccer? Why? Add Car, meaning ‘because,’ to your sentence to describe your opinion. For example, Car c’est facile means ‘because it’s easy.’

Greetings

English French Pronunciation
Hello! Bonjour! Bohn-zhoor
How are you? Ça va? Sah-vah
I am well. Ça va bien! sah vah bee-ehn
I am bad. Ça va mal. sah vah mahl
I am not bad. Pas mal. pah mahl
I am o.k. Comme ci Comme ça kohm see kohm sah
What is your name? Comment t'appelles-tu? coh-moh tah-pell too
My name is… Je m'appelle… zhuh mah-pell
Goodbye! Au revoir! oh reh-vwah

To hear audio files, click here: French Greetings

At-Home Activity: Say Hello to your family each day, and ask how they are doing. When a family member tells you what happened during their day, decide if they would say that they are well, etc. and teach them the words to use!

Numbers 1-10

English French Pronunciation
One un uhn
Two deux deuh
Three trois twah
Four quatre kah-truh
Five cinq sank
Six six seese
Seven sept set
Eight huit weet
Nine neuf nuhf
Ten dix deese
How many? Combien? kohm-bee-ehn
There are… Il y en a… eel ee ohn ah

To hear audio files, click below:
French Numbers
At-Home Activity: Count everything! How many plates on the dinner table? How many chairs in the living room? How many windows in each room of your house? Make a chart of numbers and track what you find (i.e 2= pets, windows in bedroom. 5=chairs, plates, etc.)Teach your family how to say “How many” and “There are” and practice the number words with them.
Play hopscotch and use the language words when hopping from one number square to the next.

Colors

English French Pronunciation
red rouge roo-zhuh
orange orange oh-RAHN-zhuh
yellow jaune zhahn
green vert vair
blue bleu bleuh
purple violet vee-oh-lay
brown brun or marron bruh or mah-rohn
black noir nwahr
gray gris gree
white blanc blahnk
What color is it? Quel couleur est-il? kell coo-leur ay-teel

At-home activity: Have a color scavenger hunt. Make a list of colors in French and then look around your house for items of each color. Can you add a challenge by finding items that are two colors such as ‘rouge et bleu’? Set a timer and see how quickly you can fill your list!

Faces and Features

English French Pronunciation
face le visage leuh vee-zah-zhuh
hair les cheveux lay sheh-vuh
eye l'oeil loy
eyes les yeux layz yeu
nose le nez leuh nay
ear l'oreille lor-ay
ears les oreilles layz or-ay
cheek le joue leuh zhoo
cheeks les joues lay zhoo
mouth la bouche lah boosh

At-home activity: Make a funny monster face. Draw a big circle on a piece of paper. List each facial feature on the side of the paper and number them 1-6 (eye, ear, nose, cheek, mouth, hair). Roll a die and say the name of the feature you rolled (i.e. if 1=l’oeil, say “loy”) and draw that on your paper. Every time you roll, draw the feature, even if you end up with 10 eyes and 4 noses! How many turns does it take to include all the features (1-6)?

Animals

English French Pronunciation
cow une vache oon vah-sh
sheep un mouton uh moo-tohn
cat un chat uh shah
dog un chien uh shee-ehn
rabbit un lapin uh la-pehn
tiger un tigre uh tee-gruh
lion un lion uh lee-ohn
elephant un éléphant uh ay-lay-fahn
crocodile un crocodile uh croh-coh-deel
big grand grahn
little petit peuh-tee

At-Home Activity: Play charades or a pictionary-like drawing game with your family. See if you can guess in French which animal each person is drawing or acting out. Set a timer for more challenging fun!

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