Looking for some new French Youtube channels to help your core French or French immersion students?
Here are some of my favorite channels for French learners. I would not recommend sending students to the pagse on their own, because although I have not seen any inappropriate content, I think it’s always a really good idea to view anything students will watch first!
My Favorite French Youtube Channels
This page is a great place to go to find videos about French pop culture. There are a lot interviews, and many of the videos have subtitles, so you can use them with beginners, too. This is a really fun way to learn about pop culture, and if you need materials to teach the foreign language culture standards, this is a great place to look!
Comme une Française
I really like this for French beginners to help them learn French culture, but there are so many videos that you can definitely find something for students who have had several years of French, too. She makes videos about aspects of French culture and also language, so it’s a great place to go if you want to help students pick up some new expressions and learn about French culture.
Parole de chat
These are funny videos with voice overs for cats. It’s a fun way to listen to some French, and I’m such a cat lover that I really can watch these just for fun. Many indoor recesses were spent watching these cat videos!
If you teach younger students, then you probably are already watching Monsieur Steve! He’s a French immersion teacher from Toronto who makes educational videos for beginners. You’ll find field trips, grammar videos, vocabulary lessons, and more.
RFI (Radio France Internationale)
This page is great for practicing listening comprehension for advanced students. If you’re teaching advanced French or older immersion classes, you really will want to check this out! I love this page, because it has TONS of news clips concerning countries from all over, so your students will not just be practicing French listening skills, but they’ll be getting current events from around the world. Even better? There are reports from many different francophone countries, so you can find a wide variety of accents for students to listen to.
This YouTuber is from Burkina Faso, but she now lives in Canada. She does a lot of videos on immigration, living in Canada, and her experience. She also has interviews with different students and professionals, so it’s a good way to look at some career vocabulary.
Camille is from Montréal, and a lot of her videos talk about life there. She also makes videos of her trips around Canada, so if you teach Canadian geography or want some to practice some listening while working on your francophone culture standards, you might find something helpful here.
Travels by Dr. E
This page features videos made by a French family living in Canada. The videos discuss life in Canada, moving across the Atlantic, and the differences in daily life when you’re an expatriate. It’s a great watch for any French classroom, because no matter where we live, most of us know people who have moved from another country. It’s a helpful insight into what it’s like to be living in a different culture.
For me, I particularly love it, because while I’ve moved back and forth from North America to Europe, I’ve never lived in Canada. I learn something new about life in Canada with every episode!
I hope you find a great French Youtube channel you can use with your French class!
Looking for French music to listen to in class? Try THIS LIST for songs I’m loving right now or THIS LIST for songs teens love!
Mme Marianne says
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