2017 Session: Saturdays from February 11 to March 4, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Click here to reigster
The Saint Ignatius High School Grade School French Program is a free program designed to give sixth, seventh and eighth graders exposure to the French language and the French-speaking cultures of its nearly 300 million speakers all over the world. The program runs for four consecutive Saturdays and is held for one hour (2:15 p.m. until 3:15 p.m.). Each one hour sessions consists of twenty minutes of instruction by a faculty member, twenty minutes of interactive activities, and a twenty minute exploration of a French speaking region. The program is held once during the fall and once during the spring. All instruction is based on the proficiency principles as promulgated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
No previous knowledge is required, just a desire to learn more about the world! Students will be introduced to key expressions in French using authentic resources and interactive digital technologies. Each week will feature a different communicative function such as greetings (Week 1), counting and telling age (Week 2), describing classroom objects (Week 3), and discussing likes and dislikes (Week 4). Each week students will also explore a different French-speaking region in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, or Southeast Asia.