French A Elementary will take your children on a fun and happy exploration of the French language. If for grownups French can seem difficult, it will come naturally for children as they hear this new language and its particularities in simple stories, as they sing it along in songs, practice speaking it in games, and acting.
In this course, the children will discover sounds and vocabulary through a series of 15 super cute and very simple French readers, richly illustrated in watercolor paintings. At first, they will listen to the short stories but very soon be able to read them themselves.
They will learn songs: both action rhymes and catching Christian tunes through which they will expand their vocabulary and practice pronunciation.
They will discover how and why some French sounds and sentences work through drawing very simple mnemotechnic illustrations of a few basic grammar rules and spelling.
The children will also practice talking with the teacher and with the other students while playing games, having conversations, and acting out stories or imaginary situations.
At the end of this course, children will be able to understand and read some common vocabulary, develop an ear for the French language, understand and repeat simple sentences. Know how to present themselves, and know names of animals, names of places, and parts of the body. They will be able to build a few simple sentences in French.
Elementary school is a wonderful time to begin learning a Foreign Language as it sets students up for future academic success, particularly in a global market!
- Elementary French Readers Series (PDF file)
- Activity book (to go with the readers, PDF file)