“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
The French program at St Emile School starts in Kindergarten and leads into the Basic French program which begins at the Grade 4 level. The goal of the primary program is to have students gain an appreciation of learning French, gain basic vocabulary and master simple phrases.
French in Grades 4 through 8 is taught using a balanced literacy approach in which students are involved in real-life, meaningful interactions in French. This approach supports increased language proficiency and engagement. Teaching methodology follows the cycle of speaking-reading-writing, with a particular emphasis on oral communication.
The goals of the course are to give students the opportunity to:
- acquire the necessary language skills to communicate in French;
- value the learning of French as a tool for personal, intellectual, and social growth;
- demonstrate an appreciation of Francophone cultures;
- further develop intercultural communication skills that are essential to all global citizens.
Manitoba Curriculum: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/french/index.html
Ideas for after school:
Watch a DVD in French by selecting the French version from the DVD menu.
Listen to CKXL radio, live from St.Boniface at 91.1 FM
Install a French app- there are so many to choose from here is one example (remember ask an adult first!) http://storytoys.com/