Jingle Bells in French

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Jingle Bells in French

This is an effective, fun and easy way to embed some French phrases and vocabulary at Christmas time. The PowerPoint inserted below supports the Jingle Bells song available as part of the A l’école album or available as a single MP3 download. It features children’s illustrations and soundfiles by Cyrille Divry, French actor. I often teach my classes Jingle Bells in French because it introduces some used words in a fun way. For example: hiver= winter sapin = Christmas tree grands sapins vert= big, green Christmas trees boules de neige = snowballs Bonne Année = Happy New Year The instrumental section of the song can be used for some dancing or the teacher can call out some imperative verbs such as ‘dansez’ (dance), frappez dans les mains (clap your hands), tournez (turn). New Year is a big celebration in France. Traditionally people send out New Year cards as opposed to Christmas cards so perhaps this is why the phrase Bonne Année features in the song. Look out for our article and free PowerPoint resource and recipe about the traditional Three Kings Cakes traditionally eaten during January in France.

Vive le vent, vive le vent, children’s illustrations Dec 2014

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