Avoir – to Have


Avoir is the French verb that means to have. It starts with the a sound, like apple and in café. Here are the present tense versions of avoir – from English to French. *When the verb starts with a vowel, je drops the final e and uses an apostrophe to make a contraction. Watch the … Read more

Teaching French at Home

teaching French at home

Sometimes homeschooling parents can be a bit intimidated by the idea of teaching French at home. Teaching a second language is like teaching any other subject, though. You can get started even though you’re not an expert. You might just be pleasantly surprised to find yourself learning right alongside your children. When I was homeschooling, … Read more

The A Sound


In English a café is a place where you might go to get a cup of coffee. In French, café means coffee but it can also mean the place where you go to get your coffee. The sound that the letter a makes in both these words is like the a sound in apple. Your … Read more

Numbers 1-12


Use this worksheet to practice the numbers 1-12 in French. Listen to the podcast http://clubmimi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1-to-12.mp3 Learning Numbers in French We use numbers every day as we shop, play games, discuss times and dates, and interact with each other. In order to be able to function in a second language, it is important to master using … Read more

Crispy Marshmallow Treats

crispy marshmallow treats

This classic treat is fairly fast and easy to make. While this is the microwave version of the recipe, it can also be made on the stovetop (à feu doux dans une grande casserole ). Just be careful handling the hot butter and marshmallows! Note also that microwaves can vary greatly in power. Melting the … Read more

Months of the Year

Les Mois de l’année

The names of the months of the year are very similar in French and English. If you know the names of the months in English, I’m sure you could recognize the names of the months in French, even if you’ve never seen them before! Let’s try it! Here is a list of the months of … Read more