This course will use stories to introduce students to the basics of French language and culture. Students will learn vocabulary and basic expressions to help them engage with the story. Games, gestures, flashcards, songs, mnemonics, acting, question/answer techniques will be used for comprehension and retention as the brain makes new connections with the language.
The live class will be dedicated to learning and practicing the course material. We’ll use games, songs, and roleplays to make our time together interactive. I will upload documents and provide links for extra practice. To also reinforce learning, students will be adding information to their own book so they will have a finished product in French. Students should expect no more than an hour of work during the week.
Who should enroll?
4th-8th grades who want to learn more about the French language and culture.
Students do not need to complete the first semester of An Introduction to French in order to register.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
Evaluation and Feedback
Students will be creating a document about the stories that will include both pictures and writing. They will upload at different intervals so I can look over and give encouragement. No formal grades will be given.
I believe communication is important for success in an online learning environment. I encourage both students and parents to let me know as soon as possible if there are any questions or concerns. I want to see everyone be successful, and keeping an open line of communication is essential. Please email me so I can best serve you and your student.