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Montreal Families

Website highlights resources for improving French

For Anglophone families, it can be difficult at times to know how to support children or other family members who are working on learning French. A new tool launched last month aims to help by providing activities and resources to encourage second-language learners to practice French outside the classroom.

The new bilingual online platform, accentquebec.com, offers French cultural and educational resources for teachers, students and parents adapted for all levels of French proficiency.

It includes suggestions for field trips and family outings, links to workbooks and other resources, information on French immersion summer camps, French book recommendations for various ages and levels, and linguistic exchange programs.

The website was created by the Lester B. Pearson School Board, LEARN, Canadian Parents for French — Projet Québec and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

According to Julie Paré, pedagogical consultant at LEARN, the goal of the website is to encourage young people to seek out new opportunities to use and improve their French.

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