French Fact: Bilingual Canada

Did you know that Canada has two official languages? They are English and French. The Official Languages Act states that: “the Constitution of Canada provides that English and French are the official languages of Canada and have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament … Read more

Le Soleil

Le SOLEIL (luh soh-LAY = the sun) Le soleil means the sun. As I write here in Canada, the days are getting longer as we move through the winter and anticipate the arrival of spring. The English word solar means “having to do with the sun,” as in “solar system” (our sun and its satellites), “solar … Read more

Les Transports

Les Transports Workpages – $9.95 CDN Make French unit studies easy with Nallenart’s Workpages series! Les Transports (lay trahz-POHR = transportation) is a resource book of reproducible worksheets with a theme of transportation and travel, the verb aller, etc. Puzzles, vocabulary, verb review, and more. Designed for classroom or homeschool use. 24 pages. Suitable for grades 3-8. … Read more

BnF – La bibliothèque nationale de France

It’s very likely that you have visited a public library in your community. Did you know that you can take a virtual tour of the National Library of France? Follow the link below to take a look inside this enormous library and see some of its treasures: http://www.bnf.fr/visiterichelieu/index.htm Sponsored by Nallenart. For more information about … Read more

Le Louvre

The Louvre (LOO-vruh) in the French capital city of Paris is one of the largest art museums in the world. Many famous and easily recognized paintings and sculptures are exhibited there, such as Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and the Greek statue Venus de Milo. The museum covers more than 16 hectares (40 acres) and contains … Read more

Skating the Rideau Canal

Because the nation of Canada has French and English as its two official languages, the capital city of Canada, Ottawa, is a great place to go to practise speaking, hearing, and reading French. Winter is especially beautiful in Ottawa. The National Capital Commission transforms the Rideau Canal into the world’s longest ice rink. There are … Read more