J'adore la musique!
French I and French II Francophone music project

Français II - J'adore la musique francophone!


Mardi gras
Mardi Gras. Creative Commons photo by Phillipe Leroyer.


Objectives : To discuss music in French

Pre-activity:  Using the handout, list at circle at least three genres of music that appeal to you.

Open your Diigo account so that you can keep track of your weblinks

You can click here to dowload the handout Download Musique francophone


Open a word document and copy and paste from here. Don't start in Powerpoint!



Français II

Slide #1- Include your name and class period on this slide

J’aime la musique… List all genres in French that you like

Mes chanteurs/chanteuses, groupes  et chansons préférés – List five of your favorite artists and and five of your favorite songs. This list does not need to contain francophone artists

La musique francophone List five francophone artists you like

Mon playlist  francophone: Your playlist should five songs: Three songs of the same author and two additional songs  in  French! You should also have a link to your songs. Suggestion: Type in the name of the song and then do a video search.  Universal Music http://www.universalmusic.fr   is a good place to start.

Mes coups de cœur français- You should have at least three songs in French that you like. Be sure to include the links to the songs

Slides # 2-9

Les paroles: Find the lyrics for your song in French. Use the search term paroles and the name of the song. You can use Lyrics translate to find the meaning of your songs

Slide #10

La biographie- Find out biographical information about your artist in French. Include the following information and include a photo


Surnom (Stage name)

Vrai nom:

Nationalité :

Date de naissance :

Age :

Genre de musique

Instruments :

Année de sortie :

Discographie :

Label :

Site Officiel :

Filmographie :

Récompenses :

Autre : 


Sources: Slide #11

Include your sources for all photos, links, and song information.  See the following format:

How to Cite a Website in MLA

Structure: Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher or Website, Day Month Year Accessed. Web.


  • Cain, Kevin. "The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication." Social Media Today RSSN.p., 29 June 2012. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.

Make sure to:

  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Website in MLA format. http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/mla/website

Additional citation information: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/

 to here


Additional music websites

French and francophone music http://french.about.com/od/music/French_and_Francophone_Music.htm

Staying updated on French musique http://dornsife.usc.edu/francophone-center/staying-updated-on-french-music/

Ados.fr http://musique.ados.fr/genres/ 

Chanson française http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanson_fran%C3%A7aise

TV5 http://www.tv5.org/cms/chaine-francophone/Musique/p-14241-Musique.htm

French pop songs http://www.squidoo.com/french-songs-and-french-videos

Musique française et francophone http://musique-francaise-et-francophone.blogspot.com/2011/12/gage-feat-vitaa-tu-peux-choisir.html

RFI musique http://www.rfimusique.com/ 

Musique de la semaine http://www.musique-de-la-semaine.eu/index.html

Lyrics translate http://lyricstranslate.com/

Amazon France Musique http://www.amazon.fr/Musique-cd-disques-coffrets-classique-imports-doccasion/b/ref=topnav_storetab_m?ie=UTF8&node=301062



Printing information: You will print out your Powerpoint handout style three handouts per page

This is due on Wednesday,  February 20



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