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I will be offering French IA , French IIA & French IIIA as well as a Spanish IA class (taught by a native speaking teacher) next semester (January 18th – May 21st 2021) to home-schooled students. French classes take place on Zoom. Language City is a WASC-accredited school. Students can get credit for classes taken. For more information, visit http://www.languagecityacademy.com. The minimum age requirement is 10.
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Pros of my online French classes for home schoolers as opposed to traditional schools:
I can go at my own pace and focus on the language. Traditional schools spend a lot of time on cultural aspects that I don’t really cover in just 1 hour a week. I call it being time efficient, and I believe this is one of the reasons why many families opt for homeschooling. I can achieve in one hour what most schools would do in 2 weeks or more. Of course, the homework I give in between lessons will help reinforce each new concept.
- I don’t waste any time. Many teachers kill time showing the French weather channel or traffic channels for weeks.
- Most French textbooks and schools will have your children learn outdated words and expressions (if not misused or plain wrong), but they’ll never once mention the most useful verbs such as “to download”. I, on the other hand, will teach them many words and expressions students would have never learned at school, and which are yet essential.
- In traditional schools, there is no emphasis on pronunciation, and no tool to master it. I have designed a tool to allow students to understand the French, and even sound like them. There isn’t such a pronunciation issue in Spanish as (almost) every letter is pronounced.
- The explanations I provide in French & Spanish (I am not the Spanish teacher) are often different from what you will hear in a traditional school. My explanations are usually more accurate, more simple, and clearer.
- All classes are recorded, and a link will allow you to review each class 24/7 to go back over a lesson and practice pronunciation.
- The vast majority of Americans who teach French don’t know French well enough, and the vast majority of native French speakers don’t know English well enough (and often don’t even know French as a Foreign Language well enough). The same goes with Spanish. I often have to tell my high school students: “Well, you have to learn this to get an A, but it’s plain wrong!”
French IA class description:
- The use of “être” & “avoir”
- Adjectives to describe people & things (+ irregular adjectives)
- Parts of the body
- Counting up to 100
- Definite & indefinite articles
- How to use –er, -ir, -re and irregular verbs
- The negative form, including ne…jamais, ne…plus, ne…personne, ne… que
- The use of « de » or « d’ » after the negative form
- The 3 ways of asking questions
- Demonstrative adjectives
- Use of the pronoun “on”
- Use of French adverbs
- Questions words: où / quand / quoi / comment / pourquoi
- Near future
- How to tell time
- Possessive adjectives
- Venir de + infinitive
- C’est vs Il/elle est
- Locating people & things
French IB class description:
- Etre en train de
- Recent past with “venir de + infinitive”
- Avoir besoin de
- Imperative mood of reflexive verbs
- Infinitive constructions
- Irregular verbs such as mettre/boire/devoir
- Translation of “all the” or “the whole…”: tout/toute/tous/toutes
- Direct/Indirect Object Pronouns
- Pronouns y & en
- Passé composé of regular verbs
- Reflexive verbs
- Contractions of “de”
- Adjectives used as nouns
French IIA class description:
- Present tense review
- Savoir vs connaitre
- Imperative review
- Adjective placement and irregular adjectives
- Near future
- Passé composé: irregular verbs + être verbs
- Partitive articles
- Negative expressions
- Direct/Indirect Object Pronouns in present & passé composé
- Reflexive verbs in present tense & passé composé
- Quel & lequel
- Depuis vs pendant
French IIB class description:
- Review from French I
- Plural of nouns
- Interrogative pronouns
- Use of “avoir besoin de”
- Use of : “Il faut”
- Irregular verbs: aller, faire, vouloir, pouvoir, savoir, dire & ecrire
- Direct & indirect object pronouns
- Conjugated verb + infinitive
- ne… plus, ne…rien, ne…personne, ne…que
- Dès que/quand
- Adverbs in passé composé
- y/en pronouns
- Simultaneous use of direct/indirect object pronouns and y/en (including negative form)
- Si clauses with present, future & conditional
Call or email me as early as possible to book your spot as spaces are limited.