We hope you enjoy this Fall issue of Le Prof, HMH's biannual newsletter for French language educators. Le Prof brings you insights and ideas to enrich instruction, news on current trends in language education, and the latest information on new Bien dit!® resources for your classroom.
French Holiday Calendar / Fall 2019
Give your students more opportunities to connect language and culture with this new, FREE calendar that will save you hours of time!
Each month, the calendar highlights holidays in the French-speaking world along with leveled lesson ideas to get students communicating in French, and links to related media in HMHfyi Français.
To access this and a wealth of other resources to support your French classroom, download today!
The Seal of Biliteracy Becomes a National Phenomenon
Originally a grassroots movement and now a national phenomenon, the Seal of Biliteracy recognizes the value of biliteracy for students and our society as a whole. From increased career opportunities to improved memory, being multilingual allows us to connect with others—in our schools and across the globe.
Newseum®: News from around the World at Your Fingertips
Looking to incorporate even more authentic resources into your French classroom? In addition to Bien dit! resources such as HMHfyi Français, News + Networking, and Activities for French Open-Source Content, you can access front page news from around the world via newseum.org.
All language learners benefit from a "linguistically friendly" classroom, one in which students are free to acquire a second language without fear of sanctions on what they have yet to learn.
According to the HMH® white paper Communication First! Six Best Practices for the Second Language Classroom, authored by John De Mado, "there is an intimate relationship between language acquisition and an individual's willingness to take linguistic risks, to be vulnerable, and to use intuition in order to confront more language than he or she owns. This dynamic is essential to a student's second language growth."
Download this paper for six essential best practices that can transform your classroom into a "communication first" environment.