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Summer, 2015

L' ETE (SUMMER) AT FRENCH FOR FUN WILL START ON JULY 21ST 2015.

DAYS: T-W-TH

MADAME JOLIVET WILL OFFER CLASSES FOR ALL AGES. TOTS AT PLAY, AM IMMERSION, AFTERNOON LESSONS FOR KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS.

TO RESERVE YOUR TIME AND DAY, PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO MADAME@FRENCHFORFUN.COM OR CALL 925-283-9822

Here are pictures from last year's program.

   
 

Be sure to enjoy the recording we made last summer of La Légende du Cocotier.


Spring, 2015

So many holidays and old rites to celebrate in the spring. For the little ones in our Morning Immersion Program it means longer "récréation", "jardiner", hopping like "petits lapins" , imitating "grenouilles" or making "un brin de muguet" on May 1st.

 

 

Each March, Francophones around the world celebrate, LA FRANCOPHONIE. Exhibitions, conferences, films, music festivals...are organized on all continents to celebrate EN FRANÇAIS, the language we share.

Bien sûr our young students at French For Fun from Pre K on take part in the celebration. Some went to Québec this year, others to Belgique.

    

Middle school students in Pm Immersion met thanks to Google.fr , Michäelle Jean, who was chosen as the new Secretary General of l' Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie.

Ms Jean was born in Haiti and immigrated to Québec with her family as a young teen. She was until recently the Governor General of Canada.....A great inspiring story for our young teens.

At the end of March 1887, La Tour Eiffel proudly admired the rest of the projects which were displayed for L'exposition Universelle de Paris.

  

La classe des Petits Loups in 2nd and 3rd grades in PM Immersion are reading, "Le Loup qui voulait faire le Tour du Monde."

Bien sûr, le loup stops for a few days in Paris. He strolls Les Quais de La Seine and visits La Tour de Monsieur Gustave Eiffel.

  

Perfect timing this year, to study about the World Expo, since it is presently taking place in Italy. Again thanks to google.fr, the kids got to see the projects created in 2015...

Earth Day is also of course another International Event which young children especially look forward to. We are very fortunate at French For Fun to call Lafayette, home, a community where many people are working very hard to preserve the natural beauty of the East Bay of San Francisco.

Each year our AM Immersion students join many other volunteers of Lafayette to clean up the Reservoir.

  

Spring symbolizes also new life when everything is possible once again. Les Inventeurs, PM Immersion in 4th and 5th grade dove right into that feeling of new exploration, and went way deep to the bottom of oceans digging for lost treasures, while creating their very own story.

From the world of piracy, to a brief history of diving, the students are continuing the long voyage with Jacques Cousteau one of the most famous French man in the 20th century.

      

The 6th grade girls are still writing to their pen pals in Alsace. It was agreed with the English teacher in France that the kids would talk about their interests and what they would like to do.

We took the opportunity to also compare trades and jobs that were common in the past and what people do now in the 21st century. A great way to practice conjugations and the various tenses, including L'Imparfait and Le Passé Composé, which always seem to be difficult for Americans to use properly.... Practice and props are proving to be pretty successful, since the girls are mastering the skill pretty well.

    



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