French

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Sherri Kaiser is the French Teacher at St. Ignatius School.  She believes all children can learn and all children want to learn.  Learning another language helps us understand and appreciate other cultures.  The more we know about the world the more we grow.   We can be the positive change in the world.

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French 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

How should students from Grades 4 to 8 speak in French?  Watch videos of students:    http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/french/oral_comm.html#beg

 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

Play a game on a French Websites:
www.FrenchforLife.ca, www.quia, http://ici.radio-canada.ca/Jeunesse/

Install a French app- there are so many to choose from here is one example (remember ask an adult first!)  http://storytoys.com/