Unit Descriptions

Petit Joss école urbaine mixte
An Interview with Carole Fredericks - Middle/High School/College Level
Tant Qu'Elle Chante, Elle Vit! - Advanced Level
Tant Qu'Elle Chante, Elle Vit! - Elem/Middle School
Couleurs et parfums - High School/College Level
Couleurs et parfums - Elem/Middle School Level
Paris: The Experience - Beyond the Eiffel Tower

Apprendre le français grâce à l'héritage de Carole Fredericks

"Just when you thought educational materials on the life of music of Carole D. Fredericks could not get any better, out comes the Anniversary Edition of Tant qu'elle chante, elle vit! Now, not only can I use Carole's music with my beginning and intermediate French students, but I also can use it with my advanced-level students. The Anniversary Edition provides so many fun, exciting and instructional activities for the advanced levels that there is bound to be something to make every teacher and/or student happy! Plus for all those AP French teachers preparing their students for the new AP French Language and Culture Examination, the Anniversary Edition is the perfect tool for addressing the six examination themes."

Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D.
Professor of French and Fulbright Scholar
Northeast VP, Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY

Welcome to the 2011 Anniversary Edition of Tant Qu’Elle Chante Elle Vit, a collection of ‘best practices’ contributed by two veteran teachers. Master teachers, Nancy Gadbois and Anne Jensen have used the legacy of Carole Fredericks in their classrooms for many years.

The updated Activity Book builds on rich cultural content and groundbreaking concepts that have set the Tant Qu’Elle Chante Elle Vit unit apart since its introduction in 2003:

New activities were added and many of the original song/video exercises were enhanced. The unit was expanded to reach Senior Secondary and College level students with the addition of 6 Thematic Lessons. Two new music video-clips were added to the DVD increasing the number of full length video-clips to 8. Tant Qu’Elle Chante Elle Vit was produced in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), Tralco Lingo Fun and the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation.

Tant Qu'Elle Chante, Elle Vit!

Purpose: Use in conjunction with established French curriculum. Supports National Standards and the 5 C's: Communication, Connection, Comparisons, Cultural, Community.

Grade level: All levels including Advanced, AP Honors, and College.

Book content: From the Director, About the Authors, Carole Fredericks’ Biography, Introduction, Vidéos – À vous de juger !, Lessons, and Corrigé

Lessons include: Song lyrics and Feuille de l’élève

Music Video Format: 1-DVD disc conveniently housed in a plastic sleeve on the inside back cover of the unit Activity Book.

Music videos: (Click to preview)

Developed and Written by: Nancy Gadbois (Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA) and Anne Jensen (Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA)

Lyrics by: Jean-Jacques Goldman and Jacques Veneruso

Published by: 2011 Carole D. Fredericks Foundation (Canandaigua, NY) and Tralco Lingo Fun (Hamilton Ontario, Can)

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