I have 2 boys in French Immersion. I’m struggling. While I took a lot of French in school, I don’t use it a lot.
Now that Zacharie is in Grade 3, and rambling en français tourjours avec son frère, I’m realizing my level of French is about that of Grade 3.
So I need to practice. And my kids need to practice. So bring on Netflix in French.
As I was flipping through the Netflix catalog this week, I saw Inside Out show up with the French title screen.
Sens Dessus Dessous! Perfect! When I clicked on the title, it started playing in English, so I flipped the languages and boom .. une filme en français.
Netflix offers French subtitles and/or dubbing on many of its shows, all you need to do is switch the audio settings on your account.
Select “Canadian French” et voilà!
Each method of selection is different, depending on the device you use to watch Netflix. On the Apple TV you hold the center button once the show starts to select language. On Apple TV 4, you swipe down once the show starts to select. (If you can’t figure it out, call Netflix at 1-877-742-1335 and they’ll help you through it in seconds!)
We used to do this with the kids and DVDs when they were younger, flipping the language setting to French just because. Now we can do it on Netflix!
Here are some other popular Netflix titles you can grab en français pour vos enfants that have either dubbing or subtitles.
Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team.