Lower School: French

French Class (three times a week)

In kindergarten, students are introduced to the French language and culture through regular interaction with a French-speaking teacher who visits their classroom. Through the use of simple conversations, songs, games, and holiday-related activities, children begin to acquire a basic vocabulary and correct pronunciation, and experience language learning as enjoyable.

Expanding on earlier concepts and skills, first-grade students are introduced to a variety of stories and songs in themed units of study, which give them more opportunities to communicate in French, increase vocabulary, and learn about French culture

In the second grade, the students continue to practice reading, writing, and speaking French.  Grammar concepts are reinforced, and vocabulary is expanded to allow the student to relate in French to his or her immediate environment. The children enjoy learning more about French culture in a variety of French-speaking countries.