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

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

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
#305 – 1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Contact: Siamak at 604.366.3052  or
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


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

French over the Summer Break

IMG_0104_litchiEvery summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork…but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways! Here are some ideas!

• Summer French Camps • Community
• Movies • Television
• Libraries • Workbooks and Magazines
• Games • Online activities
• Music • Other cool sites

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.

French-languages services & Francophone history in BC:

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

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

Most local libraries offer a variety of French language resources.

Here are some fun ways to practice French as well as some entertaining educational magazines.

Here are some fun traditional games and challenges:

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

And here some great online games and apps:

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

Here’s a collection of fun websites from Québec and France: