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Book details
  • Genre:FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • SubGenre:French
  • Language:English
  • Pages:40
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9780997468700

Bonjour! Let's Learn French

Visit New Places and Make New Friends

by Judy Martialay

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Overview
Bonjour! Let’s Learn French gives children 6-10 an early and fun introduction to French. Kids board Pete the Pilot’s magic airplane en route to France. There, they meet Louis, l’escargot and his friends and follow their adventure while learning French and absorbing the culture. Back home, kids use their French with family and friends with fun activities, including a skit, treasure hunt, daily expression, Culture Corner, and directions on making an impressionist-style picture. Easy to use, whether or not parents know French. The Audio is free and downloadable at website mentioned in the book.
Description
Bonjour! Let’s Learn French gives children roughly 6-10 an early and fun introduction to French. Kids board Pete the Pilot’s magic airplane en route to France. On board, they learn their first French words and phrases. In France, they meet Louis, l’escargot and his friends, and follow their adventure while learning French and absorbing the culture. The French words and expressions are introduced gradually during the story, which is told in English. Back home, kids can use and expand their French with family and friends with fun activities. These include a treasure hunt, daily expression, and a skit. The Culture corner explains some of the cultural differences that children encounter during their stay in France. This section includes a traditional French song. In the crafts section, children learn about impressionist art and how to make an impressionist-style painting., as they are encouraged to use their French. Easy to use, whether or not parents know French. The Audio is free and downloadable at website mentioned in the book. It is my wish that all children have the opportunity to begin learning a language early. Although anyone can start to learn another language at any age, children will have more time to become proficient, and they have the ability to acquire native-like pronunciation. In the U.S., there are relatively few programs that introduce a language in elementary school. Parents wishing to give their children the many benefits of knowing another language can “homeschool” French for their kids. Bonjour! Let’s Learn French is a great way to start. Parents can learn or review the language themselves. I hope that parents will also ask their local elementary school to implement programs of Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES).
About the author
Judy Martialay was born in Mount Vernon, New York, and received a BA from Mount Holyoke College and MA from Columbia University. She taught world or foreign languages in elementary school, middle and high school. During and after retirement, she devoted time to public advocacy for foreign language education with the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Her dream is to give all children the opportunity to experience a foreign language, as early as possible. Judy has traveled to Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, Algeria, China, Ethiopia, Greece, Israel and other countries. She loves guitar, oil painting, and gardening. She lives in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with husband Javier, has two daughters and one granddaughter.
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