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December 5, 2015

What is the French Playground?

The French Playground is a candy store for French teachers and students. Click here to view this info video if you are new to the French Playground.

There are two different ways to engage your students in authentic French activities and culture.

1. COIN CULTUREL: Choose from a 24/7 calendar of FREE French cultural events where you and your students can participate in online French games, performances, interviews, class mystery meetings, meet-and-greets, co-teach lessons and engage in activities for authentic French interaction with other schools worldwide, at any date/time. Click HERE for a quick video tutorial on how to navigate this free, fun French calendar of online events.

2MISSIONS: Choose from dozens of pre-made authentic French challenges, tasks and dares (called: Missions). Bonus:  French students can submit completed Missions to the French Playground for badges. Collect them all!

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How do my students interact on the French Playground?

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1. FRENCH CULTURE EVENTS/ACTIVITIESJenny Lake culture blurb2With one mouse click, French students and schools interact and learn in the “Coin culturel” by attending FREE, online French cultural events, games, performances, interviews, activities or school meet-and-greets. Attending an event is simple. All schools need only look at the “Upcoming Events” schedule for a wide variety of French cultural events and activities, find an event/date/time that suits, and then join in at event time.

Watch a quick video tutorial here:

Click the image below to begin.

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2. FRENCH MISSIONS

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French students submit completed Missions for player badges using the easy “Mission Submission Dropbox.”  Have your students use the “BADGE Collection Sheet” to easily organize earned badges. Collect them all! Choose from dozens of Missions of various levels! Click on the image below to begin.

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Is it easy to use the French Playground?  Is it OK if I’m not a “techy-type” teacher?

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A computer, IPad, Tablet, or Smartphone? Yes. Any one of these will do.
Internet access? Yes.
Speakers? Recommended. Not necessary.
Webcam? No. Not necessary.
Microphone? No. Not necessary.
Hypercalibrated interface combobulator? No. We don’t even know what that is! Sorry. We keep it simple here.

 

Testimonials?

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Explore another section of the French Playground:

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French Culture Events

French Missions

List of French Celebs for performances, presentations and interviews

Join schools from around the world today!

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