Spelling: when writing without making mistakes becomes child's play!

According to an OQLF report, if the spelling assessment criteria were eliminatory during the single test in French in Secondary V, about half of the students would fail. Here are some ideas and resources, for the classroom and the home, to take on this challenge!

From elementary to college: Web resources to discover for improving French

Each year, the Collegial Center for the Development of Educational Materials (CCDMD) lists the best websites for improving written French. This year, the “Web Directory for Improving French 2013-2014” includes the description of 105 Web resources likely to be of interest to anyone wishing to improve their French.

Original methods to the rescue of French

Recently, a few products have been developed by language enthusiasts to allow young people and adults to perfect their reading and writing skills using a variety of methods. Here are two to discover: the LireMieux method and the Orthochansons.

Data on French in Quebec and Canada: the indicators are red

(News release) MONTREAL, Oct. 24, 2012 / CNW Telbec / - Statistics Canada today released 2011 census data on the demolinguistic situation in Quebec and Canada. The results show an unequivocal downward trend for French.

Word processing: young people must be trained

Young “digital natives” are connected, but it would be wrong to assume that they have mastered technology on the pretext that they were “born with a device in their hands”. We would do well to teach them as soon as possible a technique of typing on the keyboard and the use of word processing!

Computer writing: better spelling, poorer syntax

Thanks to the correctors in word processing software, young people make fewer spelling mistakes when writing on the computer. However, syntax errors are more common. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by Simon Collin, professor of language teaching at UQAM.

QR codes for rally questions

QR codes, these small two-dimensional barcodes, are multiplying in our environment and are now entering the classroom. A French teacher from Cap-Jeunesse high school in Saint-Jérôme, Isabelle Goyette, used them to offer a fun activity to her students: a cultural rally!

The FAE revises the French program

"To enable all students in Quebec to receive a structured education that includes a common baggage of knowledge", this is the objective set by the Autonomous Federation of Education for the revision of the French program at the elementary level. 'she launched yesterday.

Different tools for teaching French

As part of the annual congress of the Quebec Association of Elementary Teachers, which was held in Quebec City in early December, Infobourg attended two workshops on French teaching activities.

A virtual team to create digital books

School books are being transformed and so are their creation. A community of 30 American French teachers has just launched a manual that is not only digital, but created in a virtual space.