Jeunes Francophones

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companyBBC
started10th Jan 1994
ended21st Mar 1994
last rpt31st Jan 2008
15 school years
episodes10
duration20 mins
subject 💬LanguagesFrench Language
age rangeAge 13-16
languagefrIn French

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 CafĂ© des RĂȘves 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 CafĂ© des RĂȘves, et maintenant je m'appelle Boss."

Boss is assisted by a local teenager from each of the three countries: Gina from Dakar in Senegal Violet-marker.png , Isabelle from Montreal in Canada Violet-marker.png , and CĂ©cile from Toulouse in France Violet-marker.png

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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.

Episodes

# Title Broadcast
1. Trois continents #1994-01-10-00-00-0010 Jan 1994
2. Le look #1994-01-17-00-00-0017 Jan 1994
3. Le sport et la santé #1994-01-24-00-00-0024 Jan 1994
4. Le temps libre #1994-01-31-00-00-0031 Jan 1994
5. Notre environnement #1994-02-07-00-00-007 Feb 1994
6. Le travail #1994-02-21-00-00-0021 Feb 1994
7. Les media #1994-02-28-00-00-0028 Feb 1994
8. Je t'aime #1994-03-07-00-00-007 Mar 1994
9. La bonne assiette #1994-03-14-00-00-0014 Mar 1994
10. Notre planĂšte #1994-03-21-00-00-0021 Mar 1994


The series was first broadcast on BBC2 in Spring 1994.

Credits

Consultant Amanda Rainger
Director Luis España
Producer Susan Paton

Resources

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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Teacher's notes


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