Wednesday, November 09, 2016

A handbook for parents of French Immersion students

I want to help, but I don’t understand the question?

 
   

This printable handbook provides insight for parents regarding home support for French Immersion students in middle years. It assists them to help their children at home, by means of homework help, the supervision of healthy study habits, and further encouragement of immersion into French language and culture.

Click Here to see the full document.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CASLT INFO ACPLS - March 29, 2017

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers/L’Association canadienne des professeurs de langues secondes (CASLT/ACPLS) has released a new edition of the CASLT INFO ACPLS. Please click the link bellow to see the latest news about second language teaching and learning:

http://multibriefs.com/briefs/CASLT/CASLT032917.php

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How to Manage a Successful "back-to-school" Season

The first day of school can be tough, and even more so with a new language to learn. Here’s how to start off this "back-to-school" Season on the right foot:

1.      Make learning fun.
If kids associate learning a new language with having fun, they’ll enjoy it. Choose activities that your kids like and encourage your child to speak French, even if it’s just a few words.

2.     Sneak French into their daily routine.
Ask what day of the week it is and encourage your child to answer in French. Try labelling everyday objects, stick a post-it on the fridge, on the oven and other kitchen item. Then every time you and your child are in the kitchen, you’ll begin to memorize everything around you.

3.     Say it out loud.
Always encourage your child to speak out loud so you can hear their pronunciation. Another great way to learn French is to sing French songs. Check out Charlotte Diamond, Jacquot or Suzanne Pinel on YouTube for some simple and catchy tunes about food, animals and the seasons.

4.    Try taking a few classes.
Try taking a few classes or attending a few tutor sessions to improve your own French. Be sure to keep a French dictionary and a French-English dictionary at home in case your child asks what something means and you don’t know.

5.     Let them watch TV.
Kids love watching TV, so why not try watching some French cartoons? Check with your TV service provider to find out what French Television is available in your area (Unis TVTVATV5). There’s a French version of Dora The Explorer (Dora L’exploratrice) or you could try to find the French version of one of your child’s favourites.

6.    Talk about it.
The simplest thing you can do to support your child is by having a positive, open-minded attitude. It is normal to be apprehensive before school starts or during the first several weeks.

7.     Back away from homework and encourage autonomy.
Homework is designed to reinforce what is learned in class. Your child will learn by making mistakes. Also, imperfect grade guides the teacher to the areas where more instruction is needed.
Beginning in the tween years, children should be allowed to attempt to solve problems with teachers, peers or alone first.

8.     Focus on your child’s strengths.
Not every child will achieve academically. Set reasonable expectations that are consistent with your child’s natural abilities.

9.    Keep close connections with the school and the teachers.
Taking even a few hours off to volunteer can give you some real insight into the school and your child. If time is a real issue, and you can’t make it to your school’s events, be sure to attend parent-teacher nights.

10.   Free online homework helps.
http://voilalearning.com/

http://www.onlinefrenchtutor.ca/

http://bonpatron.com/en/Menu/

 

 

Reference: http://www.todaysparent.com/tag/french-immersion/

 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CASLT INFO ACPLS - August 31, 2016

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers/L’Association canadienne des professeurs de langues secondes (CASLT/ACPLS) has released a new edition of the CASLT INFO ACPLS. Please click the link bellow to see the latest news about second language teaching and learning:

http://multibriefs.com/briefs/CASLT/CASLT083116.php

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Cross-Canada official languages consultations 2016

 

The Department of Canadian Heritage, has launched its Cross-Canada official languages consultations 2016.  Minister Joly has announced that public consultations will take place in 21 cities across Canada.

There is also an online questionnaire for the public to complete.  It can be found at http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1455565579172 (English) or http://canada.pch.gc.ca/fra/1455565579172/1455565639806 (French).

Please encourage everyone you know to both complete this questionnaire and participate in the nearest community forum.  The results of this consultation will form the foundation for the development of a new multi-year plan for official languages in Canada.

Find more information at : http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1455565579172

 
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