"La vie est faite de petits bonheurs!"
"Life is full of little pleasures!"
We are fortunate at SFX to offer both French and Spanish lessons to all our students. We try to follow the same curriculum for both languages, so that students start making parallels from the beginning.
In the Early Ed classes (Pre-K through 2nd grades) we cover several themes to introduce them to the language, while using a ludic approach. Songs, dance, music, videos, and engaging activities are all part of our lessons. The students learn while having fun, and keeping a positive attitude toward their learning experience.
Greetings and salutations
Holidays, are amongst the themes covered.
As for grades 3 through 5, we start them with a non-traditional grammatical approach, using a textbook for both classes. The students get to experience and learn new vocabulary such as:
Calendar, weather and time
Sports, activities and hobbies
Going to the market
Proper sentence creation and usage
Lastly, our 6th, 7th and 8th graders have a textbook used to prepare them for high school needs. This curriculum is spread throughout their 3 years of middle school. While they still review past notions, we work more diligently around real-world experiences, strategies and culture-filled activities.
We strive to boost their confidence while expanding their communication skills.
"Nunca es tarde para aprender!"
"It is never too late to learn!"
Meet our French Teacher...Mme. Helene!
"Teaching to me is more than a job, it’s my life, my passion, my “raison d’être”. Through my students, I learn and grow every day. I enjoy witnessing their “I-get-it” moments. I enjoy preparing them for the world ahead of them. Most of all, I enjoy looking through their eyes and seeing the potential they have yet to unlock!"
~ Mme. Helene
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"To be able to share my Catholic faith, while I teach Spanish to our youth, makes me so happy :-) We pray in Spanish, we sing in Spanish, and we play games in Spanish. Students also learn about the many holidays and holy days in Spanish-speaking countries, which have treasures of Catholic histories and traditions."
~ Senora Becker
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