Haveman, Lola

Bonjour!  I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and well.  These have undoubtedly been challenging times for all of us.  I sincerely miss working with my students face-to-face, every day.  This absence has reminded us that learning and teaching are very human endeavors, best done in-person.

Please take this last week of school to begin exploring our summer study program as outlined below.  If you still need to make up work from April, May, or June - please consult the 'Homework Calendar' at left for your class.  Merci beaucoup!

Monday June 15th - Friday June 19th (Please read below)

French 1 and 2: (Students who are continuing on to French 2 and 3)

Since we have obvious gaps in our knowledge from being away from in-person schooling this spring, it will be really important for students to spend time listening to and reading in French over the summer. 

To be ready for success in French II and French III, please spend time on the following modules in the “Première Classe” program online this summer: https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en/exercices/premiere-classe

Here is a suggested study plan for the seven modules:  You could potentially do one mini-lesson per week in July for a total of (4) modules, and one mini-lesson per week in August for a total of (3) modules.

Greetings           July 6-10

Hobbies              July 13-17

Housing              July 20-24

Meals                  July 27-31

Work                   August 3-7

Health                 August 10-14

Travels                August 17-21

You have learned a lot this year!  😊  Languages are a perishable skill.  French courses will be a lot more challenging in September for those students who choose not to practice regularly throughout the summer months.

French 3: (Students who are continuing on to French 4)

To be ready for success in French IV, please spend time exploring the following website this summer: https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr  Please take their test to see what your suggested level is (A1, A2, etc.) and pick activities that are suited to your level.

Here is a suggested study plan for seven potential modules:  Pick ones that are interesting to YOU!  😊  You could potentially do one mini-lesson per week in July for a total of (4) modules, and one mini-lesson per week in August for a total of (3) modules.

Manger local                    July 6-10

Vivre à la française         July 13-17

Colocataires                     July 20-24

Faire connaissance         July 27-31

Youtubeurs        August 3-7

Guadeloupe      August 10-14

L’Eurovision       August 17-21

You have learned a lot over these past couple of years.  Obviously, you can manage your time and studies however you see fit over the summer, but languages are a perishable skill.  French IV will be a lot more challenging in September for those students who choose not to practice regularly throughout the summer months.

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If you continue to scroll down, you'll see supplementary enrichment ideas that you are welcome to pursue, in addition to the above assigned weekly learning tasks.  The more you explore, the more you'll learn.  Allez-y!  :)

A free app for your iPhone or Android device: "Apprendre le Français avec TV5Monde" (Activities and videos to match your level of French that are sorted in a multitude of ways to suit your learning mood on any given day.)

Learn French with Bilingual Audio Stories - RFI: - Radio France Internationale 
(Podcasts, Current Events, Lessons, and so much more!) https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en/recherche/mots-cles/cours-audio-bilingues-3957

FluentKey.com (Free authentic French short and medium length videos with subtitles and quizzes to keep you sharp.) Upgraded pay versions are available, but not necessary.

Audio Lingua - Listen to native speakers of all ages speak about a variety of things in French.  Sort what they say according to your level of French, and your topic of interest. 
https://audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?rubrique1&lang=fr


BBC - British Broadcasting Co. French Language Learning Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

LeBonbon.fr (free online French magazine to keep you informed about interesting happenings and topics in/around the Francophone world - including links to amazing virtual tours of some fascinating museums and historic sites without those pesky tourists! – as well as access to free movies in French!)

Subscribe to a free podcast: NewsInSlowFrench.com (I have found this to work best on my Mac at home - but there are weekly slow, digestible news chunks that you can keep up with and understand. Upgraded pay versions are available, but not necessary.  They also have an app available for iPhones and Androids.)

Conjugate verbs and more verbs!  http://www.verbuga.eu/v2z/#

For those who are interested, Madame Myriam Désaunois, a local tutor/teacher from Belgium, is offering affordable online tutoring starting next week.  I would be happy to share her email address and/or phone number with you if you are considering private tutoring to keep up your in-person French skills during this time.

Watch cartoons in French!  (It’s certainly been ages since I’ve watched any – have fun!) https://bilingualkidspot.com/2019/07/01/french-cartoons-for-kids/


French 1:

              IDEA:                                                              RESOURCE:

  • Practice speaking                                        With friends, family members, and by yourself by answering questions aloud from your notes and from your handouts           
  • Watch short “curiosity” French videos online from 1jour1question                      1jour1actu.com
  • Review vocabulary                                  Quizlet.com (Lhaveman1),
  • PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point
  • Review verb conjugations                        Conjuguemos.com, Duolingo.com
  • Watch a show in French                          Any streaming platform
  • Look ahead to our next chapter               Use our textbook website to practice and     preview vocab/grammar
  •     PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point
  • Play music games online                         LyricsTraining.com/fr
  • Practice the Nat’l French Contest             FrenchContest.org
  • View authentic online content                  TV5monde.com – Apprendre le français (Première Classe)

    French 2:

                  IDEA:                                                              RESOURCE:

  • Practice speaking                                        With friends, family members, and by yourself by answering questions aloud from your notes and from your handouts
  • Watch short “curiosity” French videos online from 1jour1question                      1jour1actu.com
  • Connect with your pen pal                        
  • Use social medial with your correspondant(e) online
  • Review vocabulary                                      Quizlet.com (Lhaveman1), PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point
  • Review verb conjugations                          Conjuguemos.com, Duolingo.com
  • Watch a show in French                          Any streaming platform
  • Look ahead to our next chapter                Use PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point to preview vocab/grammar
  • Play music games online                         LyricsTraining.com/fr
  • Practice the Nat’l French Contest             FrenchContest.org
  • View authentic online content                  TV5monde.com – Apprendre le français (Première Classe)

    French 3/4

  • IDEA:                                                              RESOURCE:

  • Practice speaking                              With friends, family members, and by yourself by answering questions aloud from your notes and from your handouts                                             
  • Watch short “curiosity” French videos online from 1jour1question                      1jour1actu.com
  • Connect with your pen pal                         Use social medial with your correspondant(e) online
  • Review vocabulary                                      Quizlet.com (Lhaveman1), PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point
  • Review verb conjugations                          Conjuguemos.com, Duolingo.com
  • Watch a show in French                           Any streaming platform
  • Look ahead to our next chapter                Use PearsonHigherEd.com/rond-point to preview vocab/grammar
  • Play music games online                         LyricsTraining.com/fr
  • Practice the Nat’l French Contest             FrenchContest.org (All years available) & Look up unknown words
  • View authentic online content               TV5monde.com – Apprendre le français (Première Classe)