Learning a language through music is an effective way to encourage students, to aid memory and to offer a cultural aspect to a language class. In my French Immersion class, we listen to and study one francophone song every week. We listen to the song 4 or 5 times in a row and the students fill in the missing lyrics on the lyric sheet I provide for them. We then correct it interactively as a class and proceed to engage in various grammar and vocabulary activities based on the lyrics of the song.
I have prepared packages for several francophone songs that I have used--and that have been successful--in my classroom. This pdf package based on Coeur de Pirate's 'Printemps' includes an introductory title page, a 'fill in the missing lyrics' page, a grammar exercise based on the song lyrics, and an accompanying answer key for both activities.
GRAMMAR TOPICS EXPLORED:
- verbs: passé composé
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Here are the links to my other individual songs if you prefer to purchase them one at a time:
- song 1: À nos actes manqués
- song 2: Aux arbres citoyens
- song 3: C’est ma terre
- song 4: C’est moi
- song 5: Mistral gagnant
- song 6: On écrit sur les murs
- song 7: Papaoutai
- song 8: Printemps
- song 9: Un nouveau jour va se lever
- song 10: Jeter un sort
- song 11: Nation
- song 12: Toi + moi
* this song is easily available on youtube and itunes, etc.