School Component

J’aime les mots

An activity for high school students, sponsored by Mehdi Bousaidan!

After its success last year, J’aime les mots is back for a second edition as part of the Journées de la culture. This year, once again, students are invited to express themselves on social media. They can do this by having fun with a cultural phenomenon that has gone viral and involves combining words and images, called memes, and posting them under the #JmLesMots hashtag. On October 30, Mehdi Bousaidan, a comedian and sponsor of the activity, will be online to interact with students and comment on their memes.


How can you participate?

  • Register now on this online form;
  • Use the suggested activities as models as well as the documentation in the instructional kit to create memes with your students during one or more classroom periods;
  • From October 25 to 30, post the memes on Twitter or Instagram under the #JmLesMots hashtag so that they will be displayed in the interactive gallery of the activity on the Journées de la culture website. NOTE: Facebook users are asked to send memes to the J’aime les mots page via Messenger (private message on Facebook);
  • See the memes of all the participating schools in the interactive gallery of the activity!


One class from Quebec and one class from the Canadian Francophonie that created outstanding memes will win a one-hour virtual meeting with comedian and humorist Mehdi Bousaidan.

For their part, the Association québécoise des professeurs de français (AQPF), the Association des éducatrices et éducateurs spécialisés en arts plastiques (AQESAP) and the Association québécoise des utilisateurs d’outils technologiques à des fins pédagogiques et sociales (AQUOPS) will each choose their favourite from among all the participating classes in Quebec. The teachers of these classes will have an opportunity to share their experience during the professional conference of the Association that chose their class. It’s one more reason to get your students to participate!



To view last year’s interactive gallery, click here