Looking for new songs for French class? It’s no secret that I love using music as a way to teach French vocabulary and structures. It’s such a good way for students to memorize certain phrases in a way that is meaningful to them. Outside of class, music is how I learned Spanish, and decades later, I still remember so much because it’s tied to a melody.
Teachers love my last blog post with secondary songs for French, so I thought I’d share a few more favorites!
Here are some of my favorite songs for French class.
I can’t love this song enough! Not only is his voice just so beautiful, but this song is so touching. The video brought tears to my eyes by the end. Bonus? With the present, the imparfait, and si clauses using the futur simple, it’s a perfect for a review with advanced learners.
I know I have shared quite a bit of her music, but there are two good reasons. First, she has such a beautiful voice that it’s hard not to love her songs. Second, because she has so many covers, it’s a perfect way to introduce a song to French students who are native English speakers. They will likely recognize a lot of the songs, so putting it to French is much easier.
I like this one because it’s catchy and fun. It’s a few years old, but it’s still worth playing in class. It’s a good way to reinforce object pronouns. And like she says “ça court court dans ma tête.”
I just really love his songs! This one just came out a few weeks ago, so I was excited to find it. It’s catchy, fun, and would be a great song to listen to just before a journal entry about what makes us happy.
Nearly fifteen years ago, I brought a Zaho CD to school to play for my students. Youtube was still a newer thing (and blocked at school), music streaming was not like it is today, so I bought CDs and waited weeks for the delivery. I’m so glad music is more accessible now! Over and over, students asked to hear Zaho, so when a new song came about a year ago, I knew this would be a student favorite, too.
I absolutely love Green Team. The group is made up of so many talented young singers and their songs are really relevant to our students. This one is about helping the world and making changes for the better. You could use it around Earth Day or as a way to brainstorm how to make positive changes around us.
Angèle is a young singer from Belgium, and this song is a catchy and fun dance song. Her songs are fun and upbeat, and I hope we see a lot from her in the future.
Fans of his will be excited to see a new song! This one is really calming and made me slow down and take a moment to be grateful for all I have.
I’ve been a huge fan of Gims since back in his days with Sexion d’Assaut. Although I didn’t know of him on his own at the time, I immediately loved his voice (still can’t listen to Avant qu’elle parte without crying). This newest song is just as amazing as his others with a message that really resonated with me.
I had to include this, because I just really really love their voices! Their music is happy, catchy, and fun to listen to. It’s hard not to dance just a little when you listen to them.
I hope found a new favorite song or two to play in your French class!