My name is Pascale BOST. I am from Lyon, France and have been living in the US for 14 years. I'm the French teacher in Elementary school.
I've been teaching French to elementary school students, applying the CNED (Centre National d'Education à Distance) program. This program is supported by the French Government to provide students living in a foreign country, a level similar to the French national school program.
The program teaches reading, speaking and writing. The supporting materials are made of lessons and exercises addressing diverse topics (poetry, history, comics, letters, recipes, signs...).
It's my eight year at Woods Charter School. My goal is to teach French language but at the same time, to share the French culture and habits.
For the students in Elementary school, the contact with another language is a new exercise. I would like to show them that learning a new language can be fun. I bring a lot of resources from France into the classroom, including books, games, music, movies, slides and even sometimes samples from the French cuisine, so the students can approach this new language in different ways.
I don't usually give homework. I would just encourage parents to ask the children to share with them what they learned. The interest of the parents can help keeping the students motivated.
Visit my website! I have developed a number of listening and pronunciation tools for your student to use at home which are located on my website and I invite you to explore it with your child.
Please do not hesitate to email me if there is something I can do to enhance your child's French experience at Woods.
A bientôt !