We have designed a proven, well-balanced program to accompany students throughout their early French Immersion years and ensure they build up solid language foundations and enjoy long-term academic progress.
Successful vocabulary building and consolidation is based on systematic memorization with visual cue cards and regular review.
Based on the GB+ Beauchemin graduated readers, this component will allow students to gradually develop their reading and writing skills in a structured manner. The program encourages systematic memorization of new words and clarification of grammar or conjugation tenses involved in each story. Depending on your child’s grade and after a short evaluation, the instructor will suggest a level to start from.
A typical session unfolds as follows:
It is essential your child should have a good understanding of the vocabulary, structures and language concepts identified in a series of readers before moving on to the next level.
Verbs represent a key component for students in French Immersion from early grades. The verb system in French being complex and to a large extent different from the English verb system, it is perceived as tricky to teach by teachers in French Immersion programs and often generates the most errors and difficulties for young learners.
This component will help FI students familiarize themselves gradually with the main verb patterns, high-frequency verbs, modals and auxiliary verbs through regular practice and simple explanations. The teacher will put the emphasis on key notions such as the infinitive vs. conjugated form, the identification of the root / ending in the conjugation process, pronominal vs. non-pronominal verbs, basic tenses (présent, passé composé, future proche, futur simple) and the imperative mood.
The instructor will use simple, plain language to introduce new concepts and only a small selection of helpful ‘technical’ tool-terms to explain how verbs work in French.
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