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FRENCH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS 
CURRICULUM

An immersive French Adventure for French learners. Speech and comprehension come easy in our immersive French program.

For children who have taken French before, are currently enrolled in a French-language program or French is the main language spoken at home. The program will consist of spelling, phonology, grammar and cultural knowledge.

 

Oral: The program aims to improve the command of the French language through the practice of various exercises. Students improve their oral skills in French by listening to texts read by their teachers, and then by learning to summarize the essential parts of the texts and to ask related questions. The practice of reciting in French according to an appropriate rhythm and intonation is also encouraged.

Reading and Writing in French: The program is organized to gradually lead students to learn letter sounds to gradually learn to read and write words in script and cursive.-Vocabulary in French: Activities aimed at understanding, memorizing and using new words.

French Grammar: The study of grammar concerns first simple sentences. Punctuation marks and their use are also identified and studied. Additionally, students learn to identify sentences, verbs, nouns, articles, qualifying adjectives and personal pronouns.They also learn to spot verbs and their subjects in a given sentence.Furthermore, students learn to distinguish the present tense from the future and past tenses and learn to conjugate the most common verbs.

Spelling in French: Students learn to write in French respecting the correspondence between letters and sounds and the rules relating to the value of letters, to copy without fault a short text, and to write without error common words. 

Homework Help: if your children get assignments from a dual language program.


ORAL
  • communicate in French with adults and other children through proper use of language,
  • express themselves in syntactically correct and precise language and reformulate if need be to be better understood,
  • practice various uses of the spoken language: to tell, to describe, to evoke, to explain, to question, to propose solutions, to discuss a point of view,
  • recite and expressively retell nursery rhymes and poems,
  • spot regularities in the spoken language in French,
  • answer a question, discuss and argue according to the rules (listen to others, wait your turn to speak ...)
WRITTEN
  • learn to understand written texts without help other than the language heard,
  • do exercises that develop their curiosity about written texts,
  • develop their ability to repeat the words of a written sentence read by the teachers, and to tell in their own words a story read by the teacher,
  • participate orally in the production of a written text and become aware of the difference between written and oral language,
  • manipulate and recognize written syllables in French,
  • practice discriminating sounds (syllables, vowel and consonant sounds) and discover rhymes in French words,
  • learn to recognize common and simple French written words,
  • get familiar with the way complex sounds are written in French (such as "in, ou, oi, on").
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