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FRENCH 1 (Jessica Oker)

Ages: 9+

Fee: $85 plus $15 non-refundable materials fee


At the age of 14, I became an exchange student. I traveled to France and enrolled in 9th grade knowing only two words that I learned on the plane. Maison and Chat – House and Cat. Within 4 months, I had to show my passport to prove that I was an American and not French. Immersion, combined with youth make for a potent combination when studying language. In my opinion, wrote instruction is limited and individuals need to learn a second language as they learn their first – through conversation and experiences.

This class is designed to be an ongoing conversational French class that enables any level learner to participate. Each semester, we will expand our vocabulary and pronunciation. We will explore French culture, history, pop culture, art and snacks. The class will be taught mostly in French with English translation. It will be conversational and interactive. Grammar will be experienced and not taught. Students are encouraged to jump into the curriculum at any time!