Calgary Board of Education

 
French Immersion

Learn & Master the Numbers in French

Les chiffres de 0 à 50   http://lexiquefle.free.fr/numero.swf
Les chiffres de 50 à 100  http://lexiquefle.free.fr/numero.swf

Learn the French pronunciation of the alphabet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WnTgEzcqaw
Have your child listen to the letter and repeat out loud, followed by the word. You can stop the video and ask your child what is the meaning of the word as he/she may use the picture to guess. Great strategy! As a parent you can find the translation under the French word.
Do it one or two times daily and move on to another activity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6pp0J18o3I&list=PLA34BBD5783EBAECE&index=28

http://lexiquefle.free.fr/allpha.swf

Go to VOCABULARIE. This simple task is to click on the letter, listen and repeat the pronunciation. At the beginning, just do the alphabet one time. With practice, ask your child to point a letter, to say it out loud and to compare with the proper pronunciation
Follow with the exercise – Click on ECOUTE and have your child choose the letter.

Math Websites to support learning

This website is directly linked to the mathematical outcomes in grade 3 and is also in French. http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mfam3/flash/index.html

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My Child's Learning - A Parent Resource to Understand the Alberta Programs of Study

> French Immersion Integrity Document

> Program Monitoring and Evaluation of French Immersion Alternative Program. adobe

Benefits of Learning French:

  • Expends the intellect
  • Teaches responsible citizenship
  • Develops enhanced feelings of self-esteem and pride in having acquired an additional language
  • Provides students with ready access to French speaking role models, communication resources, abundant French media sources and activities in francophone communities
  • Helps students to better understand the history, development and politics of Canada
  • Strengthens English literacy skills
  • Encourages the joy of lifelong learning
  • Allows students to compete internationally
  • Provides students with more choices for advanced education and career options
  • Broaden students’ cultural life through access to literature, art, music and theatre in another language

Entry points – Kindergarten and Grade 1

  • Previous French experience is not required and parents do not need to know French
  • Kindergarten Video

Proportion of French instruction:

  • Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 = 100% French (No English is taught)
  • Grade 3 = 80% French + 20% English (English Language Arts is formally introduced)
  • Grades 4, 5 and 6 = 70% French + 30% English