ABOUT THE LRES FRENCH PROGRAM

For those who are new to LRES, our French program is part of the World Language in Elementary Schools (WLES) program. This model for early foreign-language learning offers instruction for short periods of time on a frequent basis. The goal is to familiarize the students with a basic knowledge of French by focusing initially on listening and speaking skills. As these skills develop, we focus on reading and writing skills. The classes are conducted in French, with an emphasis on using the language in context, rather than practicing grammar drills. 

French at LRES is not a graded subject.  We also (usually) do not give homework.  We use informal assessments to determine how your child is learning and to guide our teaching. 

Bienvenue à tout le monde!  (Welcome, everyone!)

photograph of Madame RigotI am very excited to begin another successful year of French! The 2021-2022 school year will be the 22nd year of our French program, and my 20th year teaching at LRES. This year, our French program will include all grade levels, taught in the Encore block. 

I am looking forward to introducing new students to French language and culture, and to challenging returning students to take their language skills further.

We will begin the year for Kindergarten and 1st graders by introducing basic greetings, numbers, colors, as well as learning all about the calendar and weather in French. In 2nd through 5th grades, we will integrate previously learned vocabulary and concepts into more complex language structures. In all grade levels, speaking to each other in French will be our priority.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children. Their eagerness to learn brings excitement and energy to our program. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or through your child's ClassDojo with any questions or comments.

À la prochaine (Until the next time),
-Madame Rigot
rigotjw@pwcs.edu