Monday, 27 March 2017

French Beyond France: Intercultural Resources for La Francophonie

It has been a while since I have posted-- but with good reason!  I have been working with a group of teachers on a TLLP, a Teaching Leading and Learning Project for the past 8 months.  The title is French Beyond France: Intercultural Resources for La Francophonie.   In essence, it is a document that catalogues free resources that teacher may want to use to support their teaching of intercultural awareness and understanding in FSL class.

There are some really great free multimedia resources out there, but who has the time to sort through it all to see how it can be used in class, and whether or not it supports the curriculum?  So, part of our project was to look at those free resources and make them useful to teachers.

This weekend our team will be presenting our findings and our project at the OMLTA spring conference in Toronto.  We are presenting on Friday, so if you are at the conference, and are interested in learning more about teaching intercultural understanding, come on out!

With permission, I have created a page for our TLLP on my blog.  It is under the tab French Beyond France.  On that page, you will find a brief introduction to what our project entails, and a PDF viewer and download to the actual document.  If you do read or use it, please let me know.  I would love to hear your feedback!    


  1. Hi,
    I'm learning French for few months and it's not so easy for me. First I tried to learn by different self-studying books and websites. But it was difficult for me and I didn’t have any conversations. Than, my friends suggest me to find tutor so I take lessons on It’s a good source and I started to practice speaking. As additional sources I read books, watch videos, try to learn as much words as possible. But even now I'm looking for new opportunities to try something new in language learning.

    If you know some great ways you tried yourself, let me know, please.

  2. Nice post. Realy useful information. I have read a lot of sources and decided to start learning languages with tutor. Some people recommended me for searching native speaking tutors. What do you know about this sources. I read good replies about this platform. Can you also tell me some more ways of intensive language learning?

  3. Hello Stephanie,
    Thank you for sharing such a great resource! I am a student teacher in BC and locating resources that are meaningful and accessible can be a struggle, I also appreciate that these resources are vetted by such experienced educators. I am looking forward to using this resource in my classroom.