Homeschool Resources - French Immersion

by Andrea
(Canada)

Have you ever heard of someone taking their child out of French Immersion and trying to keep the French in even though they themselves do not speak the language and the child has been in French Immersion for 7 years?

I am looking for French curriculum and other ideas should we keep her out longer than the trial year.
Blessings,
Andrea


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Hi Andrea
Thanks for the question. I haven't heard about taking a child out of French Immersion - but am hoping one of my readers has, and will comment on it.

I am sure there are some good French curriculums and it is a case of picking one that suits your child.

I would also recommend a multi-media approach - use lots of videos, PC games, podcasts, French tutorial sites as possible - to keep your French program interesting and fresh. Open Culture have a good list of podcasts available.

We have enjoyed both Michael Thomas and Pimsleur language programs. I would also recommend you take a look at LiveMocha.com. It is a kind of free, online version of the Rossetta Stone program - with your work marked by native speakers who are also in the program.

I hope that helps.

If you have some ideas about this, please leave Andrea a comment.

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Mar 03, 2015
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want to pull out child from public school french immersion
by: elisabeth

hi...in recent events of ontario government of curriculum additions to sex ed...i am considering of taking my child out of public school...does ontario approve of homeschooling in french...and is there great or excellent resources for parents. Thanks fablizbella@gmail.com

Dec 28, 2014
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French Homeschool Teacher Needed in Hawaii
by: Claire

Aloha!

I am looking for someone to homeschool "tout en francais" my 6-year old & 8-year old fulltime. I want them to be on par with the French educational system.

Please email me at hcoliver0314@yahoo.com.

Mahalo.

Aug 11, 2014
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looking to french immersion home schooling for one month
by: Anonymous

I am between towns and have one month where my daughter would have to go to a completely new school for one month.
I am concerned about her french practice more than anything else. Any ideas.

Aug 11, 2014
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looking to french immersion home schooling for one month
by: Anonymous

I am between towns and have one month where my daughter would have to go to a completely new school for one month.
I am concerned about her french practice more than anything else. Any ideas.

Apr 10, 2014
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Need French Immersion
by: Roger R

Have a 2nd Grader that was in French Immersion in Ontario.
Got transfred to FL on a project and need to keep up with the French.
any ideas on how to enroll my Kid in French Imesion Homeshool?
tks

Mar 07, 2014
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French homeschooling
by: Laura

Hi Darlene, I sent you an email - just checking if
You received it?

Mar 04, 2014
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Homeschooling French tutor/teacher
by: Darlene

Laura here is my email to email me.

Darlenefearon@hotmail.com

Mar 04, 2014
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french for homeschoolers
by: laura

Hi Darlene, I also live in S Alberta, are you still interested in french for homeschooling? I would be very keen.
Thanks!

May 27, 2013
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homeschooling resources- French Immersion
by: Tammy

I have homeschooled French Immersion grade 4, 6, and 8 so far. My children are in public school every second year. I have found some very good resources. The website tolearnfrench.com has over 9000 free french grammar/verb exercises and comprehension exercises. I found a whole novel study on Le Petit Prince at bleusprings-schools.net (look at advanced french lit, le petit prince). I bought online a workbook: breaking the french barrier, which I will be using this year and seems very good. Hope this helps.

Apr 25, 2013
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Info on grades in France, UK & USA
by: Mark

One thing I've always found tricky is that some of the good educational books for learning French are from the UK, USA or France itself and I've always been confused by the grading system.

There's a page here on a French home ed website - http://www.parentconcept.com/Key-Stages-and-Grades-in-UK-and-France that shows you what all the grades are in different countries which makes it a lot easier to work out the best books to get!

Apr 11, 2013
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French Immersion Homeschooling
by: Darlene

I have taught French Immersion grade 1, 2, 4 and 5 for 7 years and am going on mat leave next year. I was thinking about starting a French homeschooling tutoring opportunity for parents who homeschool and were looking for a qualified teacher to teach French, Math or other subjects at the elementary level. I live in southern AB and don't know if this would be possible to do online even, via distance learning kind of with students....i have all these ideas just got to find which will work! :)

Mar 17, 2013
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We are looking to take our kids out of FI too!
by: Amanda

We are looking into taking one of our kids (at this time anyway) out of the FI public school. For his benefit, not for any fault of the school. I'm ready to hire a French tutor to do the arts and social studies as well as a French class with our child. However I was hopeful that there were other recourses out there that might help out as I think a tutor will be rather expensive for the amount of time we'd need. It's doable but I was hoping to lessen that bill if I could. If anyone has information on this I'd really like to know!

Jun 19, 2012
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Same Here
by: Alex

I am trying to do the same thing. Difficult.
Did you have any luck?

Oct 13, 2010
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French curriculum
by: Anonymous

Hi-
We follow the French National curriculum through the Centre National d'Education a Distance (CNED). It is a lot of work and may be difficult to negotiate/help your daughter if you do not speak French yourself.

Otherwise, you might want to check out the site http://cise.fr/ for information about curriculums and links to French learning websites.

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