Watch, read and listen!
New easy, levelled, French audio-visual online books
especially written and narrated for the K12 foreign language student.
Highlighted read-along text help students follow along and understand the stories.
Subscriptions include schoolwide and at-home access. One same login for all your students!

New! How to use Aquila Online Books.


PACKAGES

Any 10 or more online A/V books and online worksheets $24.95 each
249.00
Any 20 online A/V books and online worksheets $499 (2yrs)
499.00
ALL online A/V books and online worksheets $899 (3yrs)
799.00

How To use Aquila Online Books
Lectures Junior

How To Use Aquila Online Digital French Books
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About Aquila Online Digital French Books
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Watch, read and Listen! This short video will show you how our new audio-visual books can help your students with both reading and listening comprehension. Click on the Preview icon below to watch the video.

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How To use Aquila Online Books
Lectures Junior
Bandes Dessinées

Mon école
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Six short, separate, carefully-narrated simple texts introduce early language French learners (FSL) to school objects, locations, greetings and introductions. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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La Cabane à sucre
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A wonderfully short and simple introduction to French listening and reading. Low beginner/beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Quelle collation!
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Snacks, healthy and unhealthy foods, nutrition. 6 short stories in one online book! Carefully narrated for early language learners, students can see the words and listen at the same time. Low beginner, beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Finie, la voiture!
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The environment - With understanding and humour, Julie and Marc try to convince their father to start carpooling. A short conversation carefully narrated in simple French. Beginner/high beginner (Grades 5 and up)

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Les Animaux
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Kids and their pets!  4 short, easy stories in one audiovisual book! Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Quelle famille!
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Everyday family life. Family members, dinners, gatherings, activities and more. Four short stories in one audiovisual online book. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Quel temps!
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Seasons, various weather conditions, weather reports, clothing for different weather. This audiovisual online book contains six short stories. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Ça, c'est moi!
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Personal preferences, hobbies, sports, likes and dislikes, family, age, birthdays... This audiovisual online book contains six short stories. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Mon hiver
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Cabane à sucre, Quebec's Hôtel de glace, winter outings, winter sports, family. This audiovisual online book contains 6 short stories. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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On fête
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Holidays and celebrations. Halloween, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Saint-Patrick's Day.This audiovisual online book contains 5 short stories. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Ma maison - audiobook
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Four short, easy conversations about everyday life at home. Beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Mes amis
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Five short dialogue stories about everyday group activities and sports, personal preferences and everyday life with friends. Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Super sports - audiobook
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Four short, easy conversations about different sports - and how much fun it is to participate! High beginner-Low intermediate

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Je m'habille
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Four short, easy dialogues about clothing, fashion, shopping, personal preferences in clothing. Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Café Lorraine
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Reading a menu, ordering snacks, discussing food preferences, health and nutrition. Contains four short dialog stories. High beginner/low intermediate.

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LʼHÔTEL FANTASIA - Audio
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Four friends on a road trip spend a night in a haunted hotel. High Beginner/Low Intermediate - (Grades 4 and up)

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Joyeuses fêtes!
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Four short dialogue stories about Christmas, New Year's, Three Kings' Day and Easter. High Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Fêtes d'hiver
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This audiovisual online book contains four short dialogue stories about winter sports, field trips, friends and Le Carnaval de Québec. Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Sauvons la planète! 1
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Two short dialogue stories about the environment. Teenagers discuss overpackaging and how biodegradable household products can have a huge positive impact on the environment. High Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Sauvons la planète! 2
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Two short dialogues stories about the effects of air pollution and possible solutions. Conversations about tough problems in easy French. High Beginner/Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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AV-LJ24 - Mon quartier
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Four short dialogue stories about everyday life in our communities. People, buildings, activities, friends... High Beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 4 and up)

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Réglons nos conflits - Audiobook
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Four short dialogue stories about teenagers who learn how to solve problem situations using various conflict resolution techniques. High beginner - Low intermediate

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Lectures Junior
Bandes Dessinées
Le Sport

Salut, Alfred!
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Pets! - Marcel arrives at the vet’s office with his sick bulldog. When another boy opens the big box beside him, Marcel gets the shock of his life! Low Beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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J'ai faim!
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Ordering a pizza - At the shopping mall, Alice, Suzette and Paul decide to order pizzas. But not Gino. He opts for something very different. Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Au secours! - Audiobook
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Fire safety - There’s a fire in the school! Will anyone be able to save Lolo and Lola, the classroom rabbits? Low beginner/beginner

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En français, S.V.P.!
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A school exchange - Olga is in Montmagny to learn French. Her exchange partner, Ginette, says she’ll have no problem speaking English at Olga’s. But at home, Olga speaks Ukrainian! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Au voleur!
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Looking for a thief - A new Sigma Plus computer is delivered to the École Beauséjour. When it goes missing, the police arrest the new principal by mistake! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Bonne chance, Roger!
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Discussing professions - It’s Career Day at École du Sacré-Coeur. Roger says his future profession will be “millionaire”. And it’ll be easy. He’ll win the lottery! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Quel buffet!
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Ordering in a restaurant - Nicolas Perron’s family is celebrating his birthday at a fancy restaurant. Nicolas comes back from the buffet with four desserts. After all, it is his birthday! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Bienvenue au camp!
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At summer camp - Denis is the star athlete at summer camp. But at the beach, he ends up playing in the sand with a little pail and shovel! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Bonne plongée!
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Vacationing in Guadeloupe - A group of students decide to go diving on Guadeloupe. But one says he isn’t interested in tropical fish. Sure, he loves fish… but only as seafood! Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Magie sur glace
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At the hockey game - Marc is visiting his cousin. They go to a hockey game. But who is that incredible goalie behind the mask? Marc isn’t expecting the big surprise! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Salut, Montréal!
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A visit to Montreal - Julie Tremblay, from Toronto, is on an exchange visit to Montreal. Next week, it’s her partner Céline’s turn to visit Toronto. Julie has lots of plans for her visit. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Offre spéciale!
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Health and nutrition - For his birthday, all Bertrand wants is membership in the Monsieur Muscle health club. But after only one session, he puts his membership up for sale! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Bon appétit!
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André is introduced by his friends to the exotic world of international cuisine. But they themselves order a hamburger and a hot dog! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Bonjour Québec!
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A visit to Quebec City - A group of students from Timmins are very excited to have tickets to a hockey game in Quebec City. The game, however, turns out to be a shock. High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Chic, alors!
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Fashion and clothing - Champlain Secondary School is presenting its annual fashion show. When it’s over, the students vote on the best model. And the winner is… M. Fortier, Champlain's popular janitor! High beginner/ Low Intermediate (Grades 5 and up)

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Bandes Dessinées
Le Sport
Lectures Jeunesse

Fille d'action... sports d'action!
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Extreme sports! While competing in a snowboarding championship in Quebec, Nina makes new friends and later explores BMX racing and Freestyle Skateboarding. Low intermediate / Intermediate

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La Rue... et le basket!
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Simon, a gifted high school basketball player, leaves school to live the gang life. But a young police officer won't give up on him... Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Le Sport
Lectures Jeunesse
Lectures Ados

On bouffe... mais on bouge! 1
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These two dialogue stories feature teenagers talking about health, nutrition, sports and physical activities. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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On bouffe... mais on bouge! 2
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These two dialogue stories feature teenagers talking about health, nutrition, sports and physical activities. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Grosses vagues
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Jacques thinks he will easily master the sport of big wave surfing during his first vacation to Hawaii. Low intermediate, intermediate Grades 6 and up

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Supercross
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Marc tells Jacques all about the sport of motocross and the intense training required for amateur and professional riding. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grade 6 and up)

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Perdu dans la montagne
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On a school ski trip in the Rockies, Jacques ignores the CLOSED signs, ducks the rope and goes out of bounds to carve 'fresh tracks'. He is about to learn a very big lesson... Low intermediate / Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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J'Achète
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Shopping! Four teenage dialogue stories about clothes, fashion, sports gear and more... Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Plaisir des sports-Course de vélo
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Suzanne gives up her starting position in a mountain bike race to help a friend. Low Intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Ma carrière
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Does a high-paying job guarantee happiness? Julie, Marc and Jean talk about different career choices. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Vacances d'hiver - audiobook
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Four short conversations about winter vacations. Low intermediate - Intermediate

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Lectures Jeunesse
Lectures Ados
Dialogues Aquila

Non, aux brutes!
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This three-chapter dialogue tells the story of how Dany and his friends deal with bullying in their school. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Choc en Martinique!
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Three teenagers on a Caribbean cruise find themselves caught up in a bank robbery and help authorities find the suspect. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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La Pub... et ses secrets!
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Media literacy - teenagers and advertizing. Low intermediate/intermediate.

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Les Parents... quel problème!
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Teenagers discuss the conflicts they have with their parents and ways to resolve them. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Dites non au racisme!
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Anti-racism - During Anti-Racism Week, a group of teens come face to face with their own conflicting attitudes towards race and discrimination. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Brisons le code!
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What is snitching? Should one cooperate with the police? Four teenagers confront the dilemma after a series of break-ins in their community. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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S,O.S mariage!
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Coping with parental remarriage and seeking advice from internet friends. Low intermediate/intermediate.

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Lectures Ados
Dialogues Aquila
Histoires Étonnantes

Les Bons Repas 1
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André and Charles break for lunch at an Italian restaurant in Montreal. Short, easy dialogues in everyday, simple, conversational French. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Les Bons Repas 2
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Ordering breakfast and lunch. Carefully narrated in simple, authentic, everyday conversational French, these short dialogues are easy to follow and wonderfully read by professional actors. Low intermediate/Intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Le Shopping - Audiobook
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Teenagers go to the mall! Four short dialogues about shopping, fashion, sales, the food court.... High beginner through low intermediate

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Miss mode - Audiobook
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Teenagers go shopping! Four short, everyday dialogue conversations about style and fashion. Low intermediate - intermediate

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Ah! La Célébrité... - Audiobook
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Three short, easy dialogue conversations between young artists trying to make it in show business. Low intermediate - intermediate

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Dialogues Aquila
Histoires Étonnantes
Le Français Chez Nous

Les Astéroïdes
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Learn about doomsday meteorites and asteroids in easy French! Awesome photos and illustrations, great sound effects! Low intermediate, intermediate (Grades 6 and up)

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Cambriolage à Nice
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The fascinating true story of the non-violent break-in at the Société Générale in Nice, France. Low intermediate/Intermediate

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La Course autour du monde
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Learn about the incredible sport of Round-the-world, single-handed sailboat racing. Four months alone, much of it spent in the most isolated and dangerous place on earth - the Southern Ocean. Low intermediate - Intermediate.

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Le Métier le plus dangereux
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The deadliest catch! Learn about one of the most dangerous jobs in the world in easy French. Low intermediate - intermediate

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Histoires Étonnantes
Le Français Chez Nous

Bienvenue à Timmins!
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Timmins, Ontario, School & family Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Chez les Dubé
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A visit with the Dubé family in French-speaking Timmins, Ontario. They love hockey! Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Bienvenue à Ottawa!
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Monique is proud of her bilingual home town of Ottawa. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Visite à Gatineau
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Monique and Nicole visit friends and family in Gatineau. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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Bienvenue à Noëlville!
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Meet the French speaking community of Noëlville, Ontario. Low beginner/Beginner (Grades 3 and up)

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TESTIMONIALS

As a 39 year veteran teacher in an American high school, I think reading in the content area is an important foreign language skill. Reading helps reinforce what is taught. Reading is also motivating. Unlike immersion learners, high school students can read at a higher level than their receptive skills of listening and speaking. I always searched for appropriate readers for high school students. Most readers that say they are written for beginning students are either boring or way above students’ reading level. I was delighted when I found Aquila books to be neither boring nor above level. I have used the Collection Lire books with 3rd year high school students and beginning college level students. Students particularly loved the fiction titles and the book Horreur. I added to my Aquila collection each year through department funds and grants and eventually had a library of books for my 3rd and 4th level class to choose from. Among them the series, Les Grand Défis de la nature, Récits-Légendes-Mystères and for the more advanced readers, Les chefs-d’œuvre illustrés. Aquila had added many easier lower level titles (Bandes Dessinées, Lectures Juniors, Lectures Jeunesse, Lectures Ados) since I started buying from them. I’ve only seen a few of these, but they were short, easy and fun. Aquila books really keep students interested and give them confidence in what they are learning. Annice Wetzel Hickman High School, Columbia, MO (retired) Coordinator of Elementary French University of Missouri
Annice Wetzel
I purchased Aquila comic books for my Middle School in the hopes that they would provide an alternative way to improve reading. I was pleasantly surprised at how excited the students were to read them. I use the comic books as a break and a reward at the end of the block. Instead of having to write a vocab list on the board of words they do not know, the students are able to figure out the meaning of the words from the pictures and text on their own. The comic books are a huge success. Our Spanish teachers are waiting for the Spanish versions to come out, and my high school may use them for the upper levels. These are really cute books that make learning fun! Kim Hoyt, Tolland Middle School, Tolland, CT
Kim Hoyt, Tolland Middle School, CT
I have been using the Récits-Légendes-Mystères series for my intermediate core classes. It is very difficult finding reading material that is interesting for students but core/grade level appropriate. The kids enjoy this series and get a lot of learning out of it! A win win situation!
Suzanne Goudreau, Toronto District School Board
I just purchased a few of the books & audio ebooks for our school. What a great way to cover all 4 strands of the curriculum using these books and audio-visual ebooks by Aquila. Students are engaged!!! They are using technology (which they love; whether the chrome books or computer lab) to access the ebooks. The new curriculum emphasizes the importance of oral communication within the French as a Second Language classroom. I see students using these ebooks to practice their oral French whether at home or at school. Students are getting a faster understanding of the story because they are seeing the story & listening at the same time. In turn, these resources save me time & make my job easier. Kids are finding French fun.
Maria Provost
As a grade five extended French teacher, I have found that Aquila products are easy to access for students beginning in their study of their second language. The themes are engaging and easy for students to relate to, and the visuals and graphics help to scaffold the reading strategies that students need to build in order to become confident, independent readers.
Mandi Kofira, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
I love using the Aquila Bandes Dessinées with my students because they are so accessible - even for novice-level learners. The pictures, simple dialogue, and extensive use of cognates create a highly comprehensible reader. I've had students who are brand new to the study of French find success when reading these high-interest comics. Nathan Lutz Primary School French Teacher Global Learning Coordinator Kent Place School, NJ
Nathan Lutz, Kent Place School, NJ