Teacher reviews of Planet French

“Bonjour Guy,

Oh my goodness what an incredible learning tool you have developed! WOW!!!”

Sheri, French teacher, Nova Scotia

“We loved the winter Sports unit !!! Fantastic.

Looking forward to other super cool units.

This is my favourite new resource site.

Thanks for all that you do.”

Louise Artichuk

“Loving Planet French! The kids really enjoy the stories and content.” Lisa-NCDSB

“Merci Guy,

Je vous remercie pour tous ces vidéos. Ils sont fantastiques!!”

Michelle-French consultant, Durham Catholic School Board

“Bonjour!

I played the Magasin d’Halloween, Les Zombies, La Marche des Zombies and the Ferme Ouimet for my Senior High French classes yesterday. They enjoyed them very much. They were surprised at how much they understood….they didn’t think they would understand any of it.

Thank you very much.”

Christina-NLESD-NL

“J’enseigne dans une classe de 7/8 ieme. J’utilise ce site web chaque matin.” Janet-LKDSB, ON

“Teachers are liking the website and they had great feedback about it.

You did an amazing job putting it together and we greatly appreciate the work that you do.”

Lynda Dortélus

French Facilitator, FSL and Modern Languages

Durham District School Board

“Thanks for all the great content :)” Robyn-Nova Scotia

“Hi Guy,

Thanks a million for the suggestions.”

James

Teacher

Grade 3, 4, 5, 7

“Je viens d’écouter les annonces de Doug Ford au sujet des écoles en Ontario. Puis j’ai regardé mes courriels et j’ai vu que Planet French a un course au sujet des sports d’hiver. Merci! Cela m’aide beaucoup à planifier pour les semaines qui viennent!” Katherine, SCCDSB, ON

“Merci pour les videos interessants! C’est un défi d’inspirer les élèves, mais avec les videos de Planet French, ils font attention et restent concentres sur leur tache!

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de success cette annee et encore, un grand ‘Merci’ pour cette resource! Sincerement,” Mme Kist K-8 French Christ the King School, Manitoba

“Mon nom est Catherine, je suis une enseignante dans une école élémentaire, j’enseigne les 7e et les 8e années. Mes élèves adorent tes émissions de nouvelles. We are located in Chatham, ON and watch you religiously.” Catherine, St Clair Catholic District School Board, Ontario

“J’ai pris le temps de visiter votre site. C’est vraiment une belle ressource pour les enseignants.” Sylvie Dufour, Manitoba

“I am amazed at your dedication and availability! Thank you so much. I am planning some lessons for next week and your quick replies have helped me so much! Thank you!” Pina Palumbo, French teacher, Peel district school board

“Love the site!” Susan Clarke, DSBN

“Vos cours et videos sont parfaits, Guy. J’aime bien les utiliser avec mes élèves! Planet French est incroyable! Merci pour tout ce que vous faites!” Karim, French teacher-DSBN

“Je viens de découvrir que mon conseil a un abonnement à votre site et je le trouve fantastique. J’aime vraiment votre style de présentation, votre façon de parler et votre énergie. Votre joie de vivre est toujours présente et ça fait en sorte que vos vidéos sont intéressantes. Chapeau!” Adam, Core French teacher, KPRDSB

“Ma classe t’adore!”

Maddie Walinga, French teacher, McKay Public School

“tu est le plus bon. Love your videos. Guy is #1”, Cayle Jolicoeur, French student

“Bonjour Guy, j’adore tes nouvelles!!” “Tu es exceptionnel!”

Manon Thauvette, Holy Spirit School District, AB

“Vous avez un site magnifique 🙂 “

Educationally yours,

Amira Maafi, OCT

DSBN Virtual School 2

District School Board of Niagara

“This (Bonjour Bob) was a great video for my Gr.8 core french class. There are mostly boys in the class. They enjoy watching the video that they continue to ask to watch it. We did a reading of it today and it was nice to see them getting into their part by reading with expression and changing their tone of voice to sound like the characters. It was just the right level for them to comprehend the story with words and phrases that they already know and inferencing for the rest. I hope there are more videos like this in Planet French!!!”-Kim Van Wallegham-French teacher

“Planet French news is fantastic! Loved it because you made sure to touch upon all topics fun as well as current events! Please continue with these especially because the language flow and speed of the dialogue make it easier to understand. Bravo et un GROS merci!! God bless!

Sincerely,”

Marisa-Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

“Merci de cette magnifique vidéo, Guy! Il montre vraiment bien la grande variété des choses de tous les jours qui viennent « de l’espace ». C’est impressionnant !”

Shiela-KPRDSB

“Your website is fabulous! I can’t imagine the hours it has taken you to create all that you have.

My students really enjoyed Planet French. It was our first time using the site. I love the personality you infuse into your videos. ”

Kim-Langley SD, BC

“Ma classe de français cadre de septième et huitième année a vraiment aimé cette vidéo et on a fait des présentations ( Je me présente). On a hâte de voir le deuxième épisode ” La famille en danger”!” Eva Vizi-French teacher

“On vient de finir notre unité sur l’Érablière et les élèves l’ont bien aimé. En fait, il y avait tant d’information qu’il fallait choisir quelles parties à étudier.”

Kim-Catholic Central High School

“Thanks! You are so fast!”

Susan-Dsbn

“It’s wonderful how accessible and personable Guy is. I love how open he is to different learning ideas and suggestions for his website. A great resource!”

Amber/McKay Public School

“I have been using ‘Les nouvelles’ with my French as a second language students at the beginning of class. Your news sets the tone for the hour and the students look forward to seeing M. Pina Colada, as they refer to you =) We listen to the selection twice and the students report out what they understood or they ask questions about what they did not understand. So it is for speaking and listening purposes. They enjoy seeing different parts of Canada as well as the cultural information provided.”

Merci beaucoup, Nori

J’aime bien cette vidéo.

La prononciation, le débit, le contenu, tout est beau et enrichissant.

un gros merci:) Mooneeza, PDSB

“Bonjour, je m’appelle Keziah, je suis en 8e année et j’apprends le français depuis la 6e année, donc le français n’est pas ma première langue, donc j’aime beaucoup quand je peux voir le texte en bas des vidéos.” (Referring to the fact we put the French text under the videos)

Keziah, Grade 8 student, SD34

“First and foremost I want to say thank you to whomever I spoke to on the phone during the last few days. You have excellent customer service—were genuinely helpful and not just trying to sell a product. It was greatly appreciated. As a teacher buying this out of pocket, the customer service really is one of the factors that made me take the plunge. I will be sure to spread the word on these products as I learned about them on Facebook.”Merci,Alicia Mancuso

“I love your site and it is my favourite for listening activities for sure.

My students also love you and they say, bonjour! Thanks.” Tara Lee Carpenter, 4-8 French/Arts, Primary and EY Prep Coverage

“I have been using this resource with my French class and it has been awesome! The students especially enjoy the e-books and videos. 🙂 Cheers, Bridget” Christ The Redeemer School District, AB

“Love the videos for Valentine’s day. So love having something theme related to watch, in FRENCH !!!!! Thank you” Lise Callahan

“Hello Planet French, I love your products. They are visually appealing and relevant. Thanks. Jo-Anne Hass, Basic French Teacher École Stanley Knowles School”

“You are awesome! Thank you Guy:)” Laura Harrison, French Consultant, SD68, Nanaimo, BC

“Toi, tu es fantastique!” Josée Boutin SK-12 French as a Second Language Consultant Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB, ON

“I am new in this role and I haven’t really had the time yet to look at and try out all of your resources. So far I have just been using some videos, which are just great for my grade fours with the slow, clear French. I like how the videos are seasonal or related to current events. e.g. The videos about Ouragan Irma were very topical and interesting for us. Keep up the great work!” Clare, CESD73, BC

“I am truly enjoying having access to all of the videos and lessons and ebooks on Planet French. Thanks for all you do! Your materials are excellent and are very much appreciated! Bonne Journée!” Debbie Blais Jaffray Elem/Junior Secondary, BC

“I’ve been using Planet French for the past 4 months and I really like it. My students can access most resources (videos, news, e-texts,…). Both Core French and French Immersion students can access resources. And my students love the fact that they can actually understand when I show them a video or when we read a book. We just finished the unit (=Booksmarts kit) about Bonhomme Carnaval, which comes with a teacher’s guide (with an AOT = culminating task), an e-book, and videos. My students were engaged and learned a lot. We also had a lot of discussions which was great for their oral French. We will continue to watch the news, and we will use the Booksmarts kit “Le Monde des Animaux” during our study of “Habitats”. There are also videos that I will integrate in my health unit on nutrition. And I haven’t explored all the resources yet! ” Agnes MacNay Gr.4 FI Room 5 Notre Dame School, ON

“I just clicked on one of the stories and videos and it looks perfect for the level of our students. Thanks again, Patrice”

“Hi Guy, Just received the videos and books that we ordered. Just wanted to let you know that these are a wonderful resource for us … Thanks so much!” Colleen Ecole Edwards School

“My students and I enjoy your products… as we get to watch your videos and read the books. …Thank you for your efforts. They support me in mine.” Melinna MacKenzie GP Christian School

“Cher Guy, Mes élèves ont tellement adoré votre livre et vidéo (…) Les élèves s’amusaient beaucoup en faisant ces activités, (…) ! C’était vraiment un plaisir (…) !!! Merci beaucoup! Bien à vous, ” Stephanie Potier West Hills Middle School

“Perfect! …They love it! …Thanks again! Merci Beaucoup!!” Louise OLOF”

“J. Lattanzio, French teacher in Dundas “I really liked the layout of this new book with the three different levels of reading difficulty colour-coded , the interesting historical facts found within, the various dialogues that could be easily acted out by students to practice their oral skills, and all of the colourful pictures. My students enjoyed the video very much and are engaged with all the activities that Guy supplied. They are motivated to practice all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking ) and engage with each other in a much more dynamic way.”

Margie James, French teacher in Ontario, says: With the different color coded levels, it was really neat that I had it all in one pack…it’s hard to differentiate all the time…And the videos really helped as they were able to use all the visual cues…it’s great !

Thanks so much – btw I LOVED the zombies video!” “Madeline Turan

The Halloween videos were very entertaining and students were able to follow along with you. The topics were interesting to my intermediate students and your rate of speech is understandable for them. Judith Ward

Thank you very much.

My students and I loved the video les pommes and worked very well with it . Mrs. Mazur

I showed your site at “Parents Night” and they were thrilled! My students love Planet French! We are doing clothes in 8th grade so I had them watch the segment on “Les vêtements de vélo” and answer a questionnaire about it. Merci pour tout! Nicole Baker

The students LOVED the snack bar. We ended up drawing our own snack bars in groups and setting up a conversation around each snack bar. Loads of fun!!! Thank you! Karine Tregear