2017 French Summer Camps listings

Whether you are looking for a traditional summer camp experience, a sports day-camp in French, or a week-long tenting experience for the whole family, CPF BC & Yukon has the information you need!

A French camp experience offers fun and adventure AND it provides the structure for keeping up your child’s French during the summer months, a time when many students fall out of practice. Campers are able to improve their fluency by being exposed to different fun activities which allow them to use their language in a real-life setting.

Click link below for CPF BC & Yukon’s 2017 French Summer Camps Listings:
http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/activities/youth-activities/camps/

French-language activities – great for summer!

From pre-school tots to high school students, there are so many ways for children and teens to practice and develop their French-language skills in fun and engaging ways outside of the classroom – here are a few!


NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. some websites are available in French only.


BOOKS & MAGAZINES

Finding great books to read en français has never been easier!

  • Check out French e-books in the Tumblebooks online library – many libraries and schools offer free access
  • Some municipal libraries maintain comprehensive lists of French-language materials, check out North Vancouver City Library’s “Liste de livres” here and Burnaby Public Library’s French Immersion section here.
  • La Bibliothèque des Amériques: become a member for free and have access to thousands of French titles for all ages
  • Indigo’s French Book List and French Immersion Book Lists
  • L’école des Loisirs is the most important French publisher dedicated to literature for children and youth for over 50 years. The books are available with a subscription through the MAX Book Club, which is popular with schools and CPF chapters in BC. You can also listen to some of the books for free on the MAX Book Club site.
  • La Charte pour les enfants: French versions of the 14 books in The Charter for Children series which introduces children to the basic principles of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Kayak magazine (Canadian history presented in a comic-book style)
  • Les Débrouillards magazine (fun science magazine for younger kids)
  • GéoAdo (fun science magazine for teens)
  • Bookaboo Fun French preschool show about a world-famous rock star puppy who needs to read a story a day to play!

MOVIES

Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.


TELEVISION

Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online:


ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Engaging ways for kids to practice their French outside of the classroom in a variety of subjects


BOARD GAMES

Here are some fun French board games (“jeux de société”)

Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!


ONLINE GAMES & APPS

And here some great online games and apps:

  • La Francomobile An engaging and motivating game-based way for kids aged 7 to 12 to learn French the fun way!
  • IDÉLLO A new world of online learning with thousands of French-language games, apps and websites for all ages and levels.
  • Zone Jeunesse Radio-Canada’s interactive youth website
  • Le Petit Champlain a free app for little explorers to learn about Samuel de Champlain’s life in a fun way
  • La Tablette de Champlain What if Samuel de Champlain had access to a digital tablet?
  • Les Jeux de Lulu
  • StopMo Studio French version of National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning stop-motion app
  • EduLuLu the Canadian reference for educational apps in French and English for 2 to 17 year olds

MUSIC

Learning songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.


PERFORMING ARTS

Take in some live shows en français!


FRENCH CAMPS

French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting activities. Teachers often notice that children are more willing to speak in French if they have attended a camp in French over the summer.


TRAVEL

Sites to help you visit French-speaking areas in Canada and around the world in person or virtually!


Improve your French through Movies and Songs for free in North Vancouver!

Watching French films and singing in French are great ways for adults and kids to improve their French. North Shore Pôle Francophone, a local French tutoring centre, offers free French Movie and Karaoke sessions every other week!

Here are the  dates and times for the next sessions:

Free French Singing Classes

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM
#305 – 1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Contact : Siamak 604.366.3052  or nspolefranc@gmail.com

All-ages karaoke. Offered every two weeks on a drop-in basis; for enthusiasts of singing, just to sing out loud and have fun. More info


Free French Movie Night

Next movie

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
#305 – 1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Contact: Siamak at 604.366.3052  or nspolefranc@gmail.com
Film: Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob). France, 1973.
A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins – and the police….

French Movie Nights are offered every two weeks on a drop-in basis; for movie lovers who also like to improve their listening and conversation skills. More info

NSPoleFranc
www.nspolefranc.com

Will Stroet Live! Dec 13, West Van Library

Will_Stroet-109Award-winning children’s musician Will Stroet connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French.

Drop-in, but space is limited.

Saturday, December 13
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall

Click here for more information, visit or call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408

Chapter Meeting Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm Argyle Secondary

Please join CPF North Vancouver for its first chapter meeting of the  2015/2016 school year! Everyone is welcome to attend! For more info, please contact cpfnorthvan@gmail.com.

DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
TIME: 7:00-9:00pm
PLACE: École Argyle Secondary (Directions below)

Tasty treats & beverages will be served.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Marylène Saumier Demers
Coordinator – “Jeune Artistes”
CPF BC & Yukon Branch

Marylène will have an informative exciting presentation on the new CPF contest “Jeunes Artistes (along the lines of “Concours d’art oratoire” but with an artistic twist).

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More info about Jeunes Artistes

DIRECTIONS TO ARGYLE & SCHOOL LIBRARY

The two maps below will assist you in finding the school and the best entrance at that time of the day (please use the entrance highlighted on the map as the other entrances are typically locked after 6pm.

Our meeting is being held in the school library.

Once you enter the building, walk directly ahead of you until you reach the wall, turn right and walk straight down until you reach the stairs.  The library is immediately ahead of you at the top of the stairs.

Looking forward seeing you all on Wednesday evening !!!

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