Scroll down for activities to use with Mango French homeschool lessons. For now, I’m using Mango Languages with my children for their French homeschool lessons. We get Mango for free through our local library.
I’m planning to add to Mango to make it as effective and enjoyable as possible for my children to use. We’re not new to foreign language and by now I’ve figured out a lot what works for us and what doesn’t. My children attend a Chinese school for two hours per week, and they have a Chinese curriculum there for their lessons and homework. We’ve struggled through Chinese, going through hard times and not quite so hard times, so French is sort of a relaxing, easy-breezy language for me to teach them at this point. Anyway, with our experiences, I know what kinds of things to look for, what kind of progress to expect, and so forth.
One problem with using Mango foreign language for homeschooling younger children is that the lessons are not visual.
Another problem is the lack of written stuff to go with the online lessons. My children like doing a lesson electronically, but they need paper in order to learn. I wish there were some printable activities that coordinated well. I’m going to keep looking for some, or make them. French is their third language, and all of them are still in elementary school, so I’m not worried about high school credit. If I were worried about high school credit, I’d only use Mango as a supplement, at least from what I’ve seen so far.
So, in order to help out with the French Mango lessons, I’m going to post the supplementary stuff we use with each lesson. The idea is to go through the Mango lesson to hear everything in French, but look at the visuals here so that the children can practice reading and writing on their own.
Activities to go with French Mango Unit 1 Lesson 1:
Do the Mango Lesson first!
Read through the cartoon.
Copy the cartoon.
Rehearse the cartoon with puppets.
Rehearse the cartoon with each other.
Choose one word to be a secret password for the day.