At RMS, French education plays a very important role in preparing students for successful careers. Not only do we teach French at all levels, starting from Pre-Kindergarten Montessori, but we also expose our students to many activities where they get to explore the value of learning French. Our French department has recently been busy preparing for the annual French Carnival, “Le Carnaval de Rowntree.” Today both students and staff enjoyed many activities that helped expose our private school students to the French language and French culture, from creating French crafts, to French computers, to learning a new dance with the bonhomme (snowman) as seen in the image below.
There are many activities at RMS where students learn French to master the skills in each of the four interconnected strands: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For example, along with being a fun activity, role playing allows students to not only act out real life roles but to build confidence and improve their communication skills. Role playing is a great resource when teaching a second language. Grade 1 students at the Academy Campus are currently working on a French project called “Prof du Jour”. Students are very excited to take turns to be the “Teacher of the Day.” This activity allows students to practice French in conversational situations and interact with their peers in a second language. Students have the opportunity to apply basic French greetings when starting the day and complete daily routines such as reviewing the calendar with the days, months and the type of weather in French. It is a valuable class experience where students really enjoy using the French language.
Bon travail, les enfants!
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