Course descriptionAre you a parent whose child is struggling in French class? Do you teach your child at home? Do you want to help them with their French homework, but just don't know how? Perhaps you've tried, but the textbook is all Greek to you. Well, it's probably French, but if you don't speak the language you might not be able to tell the difference.
In my 25 years of teaching French as a second language, I have taught students in public schools, private schools, and homeschools. I have met many parents over the years who didn't know how to help their children with their French homework, or how to teach the language at home.
Homeschool French curriculum often teaches at a pace that is intended for older students and is too intensive for younger ones. The public school textbooks don't explain how the language works. They rely on the teacher to do that. But what if your child doesn't catch it in class? How can you help?
Learn French, In English has been designed for parents. Whether you want to help your children who are struggling in their out-of-the-home French class, or you want to include French in your homeschool curriculum, this course is for you. I will teach you, so that you can teach them in whatever manner is appropriate for their age, abilities and personality.
What you will find here is a sample unit that focuses on introductory vocabulary. Other units will focus on the structure of language--how the grammar works. All units will teach you how to build sentences for yourself (rather than simply learning how to repeat someone else's) and will provide opportunities to practise what you've learned.
The full program will adhere to the Curriculum Guidelines for the Province of Ontario, Canada, and is designed for parents who want to follow that path, but it would be suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to read, write, speak, and understand French.
I have been an Ontario Certified Teacher (Canada) since 1992, and have earned my Honours Specialist in French as a Second Language Qualification and a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Curriculum Studies. My favourite thing to do is to teach people how language works, so that they can use it more effectively.