Author Archive | Emily Monaco

Laughter is the Best Teaching Assistant: 10 Funny French Commercials for the Classroom


Humor can be hard to teach.

What one culture finds hilarious might seem totally baffling to foreigners.

French humor is certainly no exception. It can be quite sarcastic, broad and of course draws on cultural references that non-native speakers might …

8 French Movies to Introduce Middle School Students to the 7th Art


“A movie? Thanks, madame!”

There’s no better way to please your French students than to let them know today’s French movie day—but choosing a movie is another matter entirely!

Picking a film that’ll please a gaggle of middle school students …

4 French Dialogues for Students That Go Way Beyond Vocab


Ready to move past “​Ça va ?​” “​Ça va !​” (How are you? Fine!) with your French students?

You’re in the right place.

Simple dialogues are a fantastic way to get students interested and involved in speaking French, but …