Jeunes Francophones is a French-language BBC schools TV series from the 1990s and 2000s, covering French Language for secondary school pupils.
Youngsters from three different French-speaking countries introduce elements of culture and teenage life, showing diverse aspects of fashion, sports, work, love, the environment and other issues across the world.
The series completes the BBC/Longman language study programme Étoiles, providing natural French conversation at increasing difficulty to help pupils in the 4th and 5th years of study leading up to GCSE exams.
The series is linked by "roving reporter" Boss M.C., alias rapper Christian Djasngar, who delivers a rap at the start of every episode on the subject of the week. Viewers would recognise him from the earlier Étoiles series Le Café des Rêves where he played a character called Marco. Indeed he introduces himself on this basis: "He les mecs! Vous me connaissez? Ouais, je suis Marco dans le Café des Rêves, et maintenant je m'appelle Boss."
Much of the series is available to watch on the BBC website, split into clips of around five minutes.
The clips are ascribed to either "Episode 1" or "Episode 2", where "Episode 1" refers to the overnight Learning Zone omnibus of episodes 1-6, and "Episode 2" refers to the omnibus of episodes 7-10.
|1.||Trois continents||10 Jan 1994|
|2.||Le look||17 Jan 1994|
|3.||Le sport et la santé||24 Jan 1994|
|4.||Le temps libre||31 Jan 1994|
|5.||Notre environnement||7 Feb 1994|
|6.||Le travail||21 Feb 1994|
|7.||Les media||28 Feb 1994|
|8.||Je t'aime||7 Mar 1994|
|9.||La bonne assiette||14 Mar 1994|
|10.||Notre planète||21 Mar 1994|
The series was first broadcast on BBC2 in Spring 1994.
There was a booklet of teacher's notes written by Amanda Rainger including teaching suggestions, worksheets and transcripts of all the episodes.
The series was also released as a double video pack.
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