In this article, we will be sharing some books recommended for children and teens who have an advanced level of French, commonly known as
French level B2. Some of these books can be suitable for children following French immersion programs in British Columbia. We will go
through a list of books by age group, and that are also available in our French media library.
As two of the world's most widely spoken languages, French and English share a lot of similarities in terms of vocabulary and grammar.
However, there are also many instances where these languages can lead to confusion due to the concept of "false friends." False friends are
words that look or sound similar in both languages but have different meanings. Just like some French
false friends can cause confusion and miscommunication, particularly for language learners. When a word in one language is similar to a word
in another language, it's easy to assume that they have the same meaning. However, this is not always the case. False friends are common
between languages that have a shared history, such as French and English. French and English have been in contact for hundreds of years, and
as a result, many words have entered each language from the other. Some of these words have changed meaning over time or developed different
connotations, leading to the creation of false friends.In this article, we'll explore this phenomenon in more detail and provide five
examples of false friends between French and English.
As pioneers of the first virtual reality platform in francophone associations, Espace
in today's article we would like to talk about the benefits of using these type of technologies for art exploration and for learning
languages, like French.
Virtual reality has opened up new avenues for us to explore and experience different worlds that would have otherwise been impossible. The
use of this technology has extended to the arts and language learning, and it is an excellent tool to explore and learn about new cultures,
especially for those interested in French culture.
Having previously discussed the best French
series on Netflix, now
it is time to share with you some of our recommendations of French films for teenagers. French cinema has a long history of producing
some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining films in the world. From romantic comedies to thrillers and dramas, French cinema has
something to offer for every age group.
If you're a teenager and interested in watching some great French films, you've come to the right place. In this blog, we'll be discussing
the top 5 French films that are perfect for teenagers.
Spring break is just around the corner and the kids will get to enjoy two weeks of free time, a perfect time for them to start getting
familiar with a new language, like French!
We have created a printable beginner French worksheet for children aged 8 to 10 with exercises for them learn new French words
and phrases in a fun way! In this basic French worksheet, they will learn how to present themselves to others, learn the name of colours and
new words with a crossword puzzle.
Today we are going explain one of the most common grammar confusions French learners have, and that is, understanding the
difference between the vers "apporter", "emporter", "amener" and "emmener".
There are several aspects to learning a language, the first one is learning the proper base with the knowledge of language rules. The second
is learning the context in which a language develops, meaning, the cultural notions proper to the place where it is spoken and that give way
the origin of idiomatic expressions or slang. The latter is usually learned during interactions with language natives, through cultural
events, or even by watching television or movies. In today’s article we will share with you some French idiomatic expressions and
their meaning so that next time you talk with a native, you can integrate it to your conversation.
In this article, we will be discussing books that are intended for intermediate levels of French, commonly known as French level A2 and
level B1. We will go through a list of books by age group, and that are also available in our French media library.
Now that the Christmas
celebrations are over
and the new year just started, many of us are considering resolutions to learn new skills and hobbies. If you're thinking about learning a
new language, French is an excellent choice for a number of reasons.
In this article, we'll explore the practical and personal benefits of learning French, as well as the resources available in and around
Vancouver to help you get started. By the end, you'll have a good understanding of why French should be your new year resolution.
We are just a few weeks away from the holiday season, which also means that it is time to replay all the classic Christmas movies that we
love. In today’s blog we continue to share with you Christmas
traditions in France and
today will share with you some classic French Christmas movies that we like and that are ideal for this festive season. .
Every week, we welcome a group of people that are interested in presenting an official French language proficiency test for immigration
purposes. As an official testing centre for TEF and TCF, we often get asked, what is the difference between the TEF and TCF?
In this post we will be explaining that difference, and
since we already spoke about the TEF,
we will be covering the TCF in more detail. There are different types of TCF exams, depending on the immigration purposes; however, since we
apply the TCF-Canada, we will be discussing the test for Canadian citizenship.
The World cup started in November 20th, and we are now heading into the round of 16 matches. Since we are a French
and cultural centre, and as we approach the final games of the World Cup 2022, we thought
it’d be a good idea to write about the French Speaking themes that have and are currently competing.
How much time does it take for me to be completely fluent in French? This is one of the questions that we are often asked when people decide
to register for one of our French courses. In today’s article we will
go through the different levels so that you understand what is considered a fluent French speaker, as well as, the factors that can help you
learn French fast.
Can you feel the cold? The weather has changed dramatically here in Vancouver and is heavily announcing the winter season and one of our
favourite holidays, Christmas! Previously, we had discussed the famous foods that are eaten for Christmas in France but today, we are
going to share with you our top 10 French foods for the winter. We have selected a few of our favorite dishes from several francophone
countries that will surely keep you warm this winter. A word of caution, you might be hungry after reading!
Who doesn’t enjoy music? As Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
In previous articles, we have explored French movies and
today we will share with our list of French singers and other French bands from francophone countries, including, of course, Canadian
It’s back to school time! Which means the beginning of a new school year. For some children, this can be challenging because they must
switch from “vacation” mode to “school” mode. Some parents choose to have their children work on some academic exercises or, if they take
French classes, the cahier des vacances, over the summer to avoid the summer slide. If you chose not to have your child
review schoolwork during the vacations, we have created a French worksheet for Grade 1 children in French immersion to help them get back in
school and refresh their French knowledge.
Learning a new language can be challenging. It is known that children are natural language learners: their lack of inhibition and
adaptability makes it easier for them to pick up sounds and words.
As parents, we want to ensure the most successful outcome for our children, so supporting them in school is one of our primary concerns, but
how can we help our children when we don’t speak French?
In today’s article, we will share a few ideas to help you support them in their learning journey, even if your knowledge of French is
To continue with our series of French series and tv show recommendations , we will be sharing a list of the best French teenage
TV series that we have found on Netflix and YouTube so that teenagers can practice their listening skills and get familiar with
conversations and words used between young people in France.
Learning a new language can sometimes be confusing, especially when we talk about verb tenses. Like in our previous post explaining the difference
between passe compose and imparfait,
today we are going to go over another of the most common grammar mistakes French learners do, and that is, understanding the difference
between the “futur proche” and “futur simple”.
The Summer break is under way and even though it is time for kids to play and relax, a few minutes of French a day can really help them
continue improving their French!
We have created a printable French exercise worksheet for children to learn new words and practice French in a fun day! In this basic French
worksheet, they will be able to color pages of their favourite sea animals, learn new vocabulary with a crossword puzzle in French and
explain or draw how they wish to spend their vacations.
Learning a new language can seem like something challenging when you are an adult; however, several studies show that the learning
of a foreign language may generate benefits for older individuals, such as enhancement of cognitive functioning. In
addition, learning a new language can represent new socializing opportunities when you are an adult, something that is more challenging
for adults than children.
In this article, you will be able to discover and download a French book for beginners, exclusively made by Alliance
Francaise Vancouver.Read More…
Learning French or any new language can be challenging; however, there are times when we need to speed up the process because we have a trip
coming up or because we saw an opportunity where French skills are needed. So, how long does it take to learn French?
American actor Milton Berle said that laughter is an instant vacation. With the summertime just around the corner and school vacations
coming, we thought we would share with you a list of funny French jokes for kids that can be shared with them to have a good laugh. Read More…
There are many common mistakes that might be evident to native speakers, but not so evident to French language learners. If you are at
beginner level French, one of this might be the use of c'est and il est.
In this article, we will explain the common rules with examples that will help you know when it is appropriate to use "il
est" and "c'est in the French language.
We sometimes encounter questions from parents who ask us how they can help their kids learn French outside of the classroom. Depending on
the place where you live, it can sometimes be challenging to find the opportunities for them to use their French when it is one of your main
In this article, we will provide you with a list of things you can do to help your kids learn French in a fun and immersive way.
The TEF Canada test is a French-language skills test that is used for people interested in immigrating to Canada, for working or study
permits, permanent residency applications, and/or Canadian citizenship applications.
It is the Easter weekend, and in our article on Christmas traditions in France, we will explore what the Easter traditions are in
France. As you might notice, most of these traditions are centered around food so we will be sharing some Easter food ideas with you!