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Visit the websites below to practice your French, learn new vocabulary, and learn more about France and other Francophone places in the world, where French is spoken today.



wordreference.com (dictionary)



Top Ten French Speaking Countries in the World

La Musique Francaise


-For the start of the new school year, several classes have been enjoying the song and video C'est la rentrée. 
Follow this link to watch: 

-A few years ago, during their visit to MHS, College Didier Daurat students sang us the song, Sur ma route by Black M. 
Here is the link to the video:

-Black M has recently come out with the song, 
Le plus fort du monde, about a boy and his dad. 
Watch it here: 
-Here is the link to the video Magic in the Air
which was the theme song for France, the 2018 World Cup champions.

Institutrice de Francais

 Au Quebec:  
avec M. Samuel de Champlain 

Mme Goraj, 
Institutrice de Francais








College Didier-Daurat Visits Mount Holly School

College Didier-Daurat Students Visit MHS

MHS students had the chance to get to know  9th grade students from Le College Didier-Daurat in Saint Gaudens, France when they visited the Mount Holly School Friday, November 4th.  The students were staying with Mount Holly, Ludlow, and Chester families as part of a student exchange between College Didier-Daurat and the TRSU high schools which takes place every two years. In April, our local BR and GMUHS students will have the chance to visit the St. Gaudens  students and stay with their famillies.

Merci beaucoup to Mme Danielle Bonnaud of le College Didier-Daurat and Carol Ballou of BRHS for helping us arrange this experience for our Mt. Holly K-6 French students. 

OU EST SAINT GAUDENS?


La ville de Saint Gaudens est au sud de la France.  Pour plus d'information, regardez la carte Google: Saint Gaudens, France

More Francophone Opportunites

A few years ago,  our students also had the chance to speak French with native French speakers when  the Burlington, VT drummer troupe,Jeh Kulu visited our school for a week-long drum and dance artists' residence.   Read more below:

Bienvenue! Welcome! Jeh Kulu visits Mt, Holly School

BIENVENUE- WELCOME to JEH KULU

JEH KULU IS A TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATIONAL ENSEMBLE BRINGING THE SPIRIT OF WEST AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE TO NEW ENGLAND SINCE 1993!

Last March, Jeh Kulu came to Mt. Holly and led a 4-day Visiting Artists dance & drum residency, sponsored by the MHS PTSA, for all PK-6th grade students. Through this enrichment opportunity, students were able to experience and develop their  appreciation and understandings of art, geography, culture, and language.
  • In the Bambara language of Mali, "Jeh Kulu" means "community", and this is exactly what this Burlington, VT dance & drum ensemble builds with students through celebration, music, and dance.  
  • Jeh Kulu is comprised of 20+ talented artists who share traditional rhythms and dances from the countries of Guinea, Senegal and Mali in West Africa.
  • The people of Guinea, Senegal, and Mali speak native African languages, including Bambara  in Mali, Wolof in Senegal, and Susu and Fulani in Guinea. 
  • However, French is also an official language in all three of these countries. 
  • Just as we speak our colonial language of English in the United States, the people of these former French colonies speak French.
  • The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie estimates there will be 700 million French speakers in the world by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa.
Below is a map showing countries in Africa where French is spoken. Many people in these countries also speak another language, such as Arabic, Wolof, Bambara, or other native African languages.

MERCI Jeh Kulu and the Mt. Holly PTSA 

For more information - or to find out when you can dance again with JEH KULU in Burlington, visit their web site: jehkulu.org


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