We propose a strong and fun curriculum that will encourage your child to become bilingual. Students will discover a new language and culture through language immersion, traditional songs, games and books. They will also ease into grammar, reading, and writing. Of course we offer many diverse classes based on our students ability and age. Below we will go over the general classes we offer for each level based on a student’s ability:
General Culture at FSS Curriculum: offered one hour per week
Here, at the French Saturday School, we believe that general culture is not only synonymous with knowledge, but also first and foremost: *Learn to be curious by tackling exciting subjects *An opportunity to interact with others, understand the world, differences, and learning to make good decisions *Students are given the chance to develop and strengthen their own thinking capabilities.
The child discovers himself in his capacity to think, to construct reasoning, to create, to evolve in intellectual autonomy: he has control. It is not knowledge that matters, but what we do with it.
Beginners 1 and 2:
In these courses students will accomplish basic conversational skills through the integration of key lessons. Our lessons range from: colors, numbers, alphabet, sounds, days of the week, months, short French stories, vocabulary of daily life, travel, France’s geography, French celebrations, French characters, and traditional songs.
Pronunciation and articulation are very important: the student will feel confident to speak and be understood.
Intermediate 1, 2 and 3:
Throughout these courses students will develop and sharpen their reading and writing skills. These lessons will focus on verbs, spelling, grammar, pronunciation, conjugations, and more.
By the end of these courses, students feel more confident to build sentences and short essays. We encourage reading, as well student’s constantly learn new vocabulary through songs, poems, and short stories.
Advanced 1 and 2:
The student can easily speak, write in French and continue the basic topics previously discussed in a more advanced setting. For instance, students will be reading famous French authors as well as developing more advanced short essays.
By the end of these courses the students and parents will be confident that they will be admitted in French Honors classes at any level of school.