Les Sports – Quel Sport Aimes-Tu?

Aimer – How to Express Like/Dislike

Fun French site – Do You Like?… 

Est-ce que tu aimes…? (Do you like…?)

Oui, j’aime ___________ (Yes, I like___________)

Non, je n’aime pas___________ (No, I don’t like___________)

1. J’aime et je n’aime pas

J’aime jouer aux dames.
J’aime jouer à l’ordinateur.
J’aime jouer au tennis.
J’aime nager.
J’aime lire.
J’aime l’équitation.
Je n’aime pas jouer aux échecs.
Je n’aime pas jouer au volleyball.
Je n’aime pas jouer au football.
Je n’aime pas faire mes devoirs.
Je n’aime pas lire.
Je n’aime pas nager.

1. Like and don’t like

I like playing checkers.
I like playing computer games.
I like playing tennis.
I like swimming.
I like reading.
I like horse riding.
I don’t like playing chess.
I don’t like playing volleyball.
I don’t like playing football.
I don’ t like doing homework.
I don’ t like reading.
I don’ t like swimming.2. QU’EST-CE QUE TU AIMES FAIRE?

2. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?

Qu ‘est -ce que tu aimes faire?
J’aime __________.
Je n’aime pas __________.

2. What do you like doing?

What do you like doing?
I like __________.
I don’t like ____________.

Les Sports

Sports using the verb “jouer

le foot(ball)– soccer                                        jouer au football
le football américain– football                jouer au football américain
le hockey– hockey                                             jouer au hockey
le volley(ball)– volleyball                                   jouer au volleyball
le basket(ball)– basketball                                jouer au basketball
le baseball– baseball                                        jouer au baseball
le golf– golf                                                           jouer au golf

Sports using “faire

le vélo- biking                                                     faire du vélo
l’équitation (f)- horse-back riding             faire de l’équitation
le ski- skiing                                                        faire du ski
le ski nautique- water skiing                        faire du ski nautique
la natation*- swimming                                faire de la natation  
(*nager (verb)= to swim))
la planche à voile – wind-surfing                     faire de la planche à voile
une promenade – a walk                              faire une promenade


Les Animaux

Les Animaux

le chat – cat

le chatle chat dit <<miaou>>

le chien – dog

le chien      le chien dit <<ouaf>>

le canard – duck

le canard  le canard dit <<coin-coin>>

le lapin – rabbit

le lapin              le lapin ne dit rien! 

la grenouille – frog

la grenouille     la grenouille dit <<ribbit>>

la serpente – snake

la vache – cow                                  la vache dit <<meuh>>

le cheval – horse

le dauphin – dolphin

le coq – rooster                     le coq dit <<cocorico cocorico>>

Some activities with Animals and What They Eat


French Fine Art

French Artists

We’re going to learn some French language and some French culture today. We’ll learn how to express what you like to do, through looking at some French fine art. There are many famous French painters!

Here are some of the artists we will be looking at:

Paul Cezanne

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Paul Gauguin    In the News- Stolen Gauguin Painting Just Found!

Henri Rousseau

Edgar Degas

Edouard Manet

Georges Seurat

Van Gogh (Dutch in origin, became famous as a painter in France)

There are many other famous French artists and so many works of arts in museums in Paris and all across France. Explore for yourself!

Le Senegal

Le Senegal

In many places besides France people speak French! I wanted to share a bit about one of the French-speaking countries in Africa (learn more about all of them here), because of a fun custom there (scroll down to find out!).

northern africa senegal et al

Language, Culture, Customs, & Etiquette

In Senegal, greetings are a very important part of their culture. A greeting in Senegal is unlike one in America, where you may have a short salutation (Hello/How are you?) without much response given or expected. In Senegal, greetings can take up to 15 minutes (and sometimes even longer!). That is because they not only say hello and how-are-you, but, they also ask about your family and how they are as well, and they really want to hear your response.

An American’s (Lauren’s) Experience Living in Senegal

Another American’s (Marianne’s) Experience Teaching English in Senegal

-“Discover Senegal

Video on greetings in Senegal


“Marianne a la salle des professeurs”


There are many countries in Africa where the official language is French, along with other dialects. There are hundreds (even thousands!) of different dialects all over the HUGE continent. It’s fun to learn about other languages and cultures, n’est-ce pas? 


Les Vêtements et La Mode

Les Vêtements et La Mode
(Clothes and Fashion)

Maybe, like Madame, you don’t really care a whole lot about keeping up with the latest fashion fads, but you do have to choose what clothes to wear! 🙂

The French people are rather fashionable- they are well known for their fashion and in fact, la mode, (French for fashion), is used in English…have you heard “apple pie à la mode”? It means apple pie with ice cream, which is “in style”.

French Fashion in Paris

Learn more and play games here

 Un Boubou

boubou A “boubou” is a flowing robe worn in Western (and Northern) Africa. It is more commonly worn among men, but in Senegal and a few other countries in Africa, women wear them. This may be called a “m’boubou”.

Have you ever worn anything as a tradition or that represents your family’s culture?




Paris Webquest

Your French teacher, Mme. Amanda lived in Paris, the “City of Lights”, for a whole semester (4/5 months) in college, and I feel I just barely started to discover the beautiful, historic city!


Let’s learn about Paris!

 Fun Fact: Did you know the Romans called Paris “Lutèce” originally? It was later named “Parisii” for the fisherman that lived there. There is a lot of rich history in Paris.

Here are some links to learn more about these popular attractions in Paris:

Whether or not you actually ever have the pleasure of visiting Paris, the city of lights, everyone can enjoy learning about this culturally-rich filled city!

Interesting links:

-Listen to the song “Champs Elysees” by Joe Dassin

Interactive panoramic tour of Paris and its monuments

-official website of Paris

Here’s a presentation to help you learn the names of some monuments in fun ways!


Étudiants en France

Étudiants en France – A Student’s Life in France

Read about a teenage boy in France: Dimitri and his daily life in France

(Focus on the questions given to you on your handout)

If you’d like to learn more about what school and life are like for students in France, read these links:

1) Carli (a Californian) shares what her life is like as a student studying in France

2) Look at a day in the life of a student in France (Christophe and Celine)

3) A Kid’s Life in France *Note- Site created by a student. It is Saturday, not Sunday morning students go to school.

4) Life of a French High School Student

5) video “Life in France

About.com French schools

School in France


Pourquoi Parle Français?

Pourquoi Parle Français? – Why Speak French?

Parce que Français est amusant, n’est-ce pas?! French is Fun. Right now we are having fun learning French; some basic words from the language, as well as information about France, other French-speaking countries, and other cultures.

You will have your own reasons you may choose to learn French in the future. Here are some you may not have thought of:

7 Reasons To Learn the French Language

Why are you interested in speaking French? What other languages would you like to learn?