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French Would Teach: Yelle

French Would Teach: Yelle

I was searching furiously for a video clip that would help me teach my students breakfast-related vocab words and I came across the French band Yelle. I found a simple interview that takes place in an American-themed diner in Paris. In it, Julie Budet, lead singer of the group, talks about the first time she(…)

French Would Teach: Les Yéyé

French Would Teach: Les Yéyé

As a newly minted French teacher, I’ve been spending inordinate amounts of time trolling the internet for francophone music and videos that I can use in class. I’ve been very pleased with the results so far, and the gems that I’ve encountered have inspired me to start a new set of recurring posts: French Would(…)

Power Playlist: 3 Reasons to Love Robyn

There are a lot of reasons to respect Swedish recording artist, singer, and songwriter Robyn. She is versatile, powerful and a rad, quirky dancer just to name a few. After being a teen pop star in the 90s she started her own record label in 2005, Konichiwa Records, and has been fearlessly sampling influences from(…)

Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Pop Songs

We here at PA are no snobs…we believe that there is room in our hearts for all types of music, whether it be classical, rock, or straight up sugary-sweet teen pop. So without further ado, here are our current top five guilty pleasure, sing in the shower (but not loud enough that your live-in-love will(…)