Written for young learners and those who are learning French for the first time. Displays each letter of the alphabet including the phonetic pronunciation.
Includes sample lessons and student videos from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
500 middle school teachers from the NYC public schools attended a professional development workshop on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in NYC during the 53rd annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Chair Nancy Gadbois focused on literacy via the videos of Carole Fredericks.
“Carole Fredericks left a wealth of pedagogical possibilities for the teacher of French who wants a vibrant classroom where the French language is reflected through her pop, rock, soul and gospel music.”
Foreign Language Department Chair
High School of Science and Technology
This article and lesson were previously published in the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) Newsletter, Sept/Oct 2003.
Tant qu'elle chante, elle vit: Apprendre le français grâce à l'héritage de Carole Fredericks
Couleurs et Parfum: Apprendre le français grâce à l'héritage de Carole Fredericks
Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices
WGBH and Annenberg/CPB
French Lessons Keep Singer's Legacy Alive
Un, Deux, Trois (music video, lyrics and two activities)