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Songs, Games and Dances for Learners of French by Marian Rose

It is with pleasure and pride that I present to you this collection of songs, games, fingerplays and dances that have been invaluable to me in my efforts to become fluent in French.  Many of them are very old and are well-known by francophones world-wide.  Others are mnemonic devices for remembering grammar points or practicing pronunciation, and still others are adaptations or translations of games that exist in English.  All of them feature the use of the French language in a fun, repetitive way that will help learners of all ages internalize the sounds and rhythms of spoken French.  The songs on the CD were sung by Quebecois musicians, therefore the accent that you hear reflects spoken French as it exists in Quebec.  This resource includes an audio CD.

Materials Included

- Printed Book / Audio CD 

Games, Songs and Activities Included:

- Jeu de passage
- Pronoms personnels
- Prépositions
- Buvons un coup
- Concentration
- La fête á Margot
- Pomme de reinette
- Camille la chenille
- Napoléon
- Je ferme la porte
- Il court, le furet
- Promenons-nous
- Trois poules
- Tout lá-haut
- Dans les monts Valin
- Points linguistiques
- La planéte
- Dos á dos
- Jean Petit qui danse
- Faisons la ronde
- La danse du Limousin
- J'aime la galette
- Ah! si mon moine
- Mon papa
- Le cotillon
- Partons la mer est belle