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French 1 Year Long High School Class With Kim, Cycle 1. Also for Year 1 GCSE.

Class
Kim Wark B.A. French.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(157)
This is a full academic year course, offered in 5 Cycles. In Cycle 1 students will learn phrases and conversations about themselves, their family and their interests, plus how to order drinks and snacks at a café and buy bread at a bakery.

Class experience

Students will learn how to communicate with sympathetic native French speakers. 
Students will begin learning French and cover age appropriate topics throughout the 6 week blocks of learning.
Each class will include speaking and listening exercises, with some reading and short writing tasks as we progress through the year.
Each Cycle will conclude with a Project, which will include a written and spoken element.
 
Week 1. Tuesday class
Getting to know each other and establishing a baseline for the students:
Ask briefly if they have studied French before, what they are confident to say and what they understand.
Basic questions and answers. Model my replies.
Comment tu t’appelles? Je m’appelle…
Où habites-tu? J’habite aux États Unis/en Angleterre...
Counting 0 - 20.
Quel âge as-tu? J’ai ….ans.
Tu as des frères et des sœurs? Oui, j’ai … frère(s) et … sœur(s)/Je suis enfants unique.
Tu as des animaux? Oui, j’ai…
Assignment: Practise the Q&A and counting 0-20..

Friday class.
Practice conversations.
Presentation about a small French town. 
Role play about buying bread at a shop.
Counting 0-20.
Homework: written work - what did you notice about the town in France. How does it differ from where you live? What parts of town did you like best?

Week 2.  
Tuesday class.
Basic Q&A review.
Discuss assignments from last week.
Conversations in a shop. Extend to conversations in a café.
Numbers 0-20.
French alphabet. Use to spell out your name.
Homework: Practise conversations in a shop/café. Prepare the Q&A as another person. Practise numbers 0-20.

Friday class.
Students ask and answer questions as their made up person.
Role play buying food and drink at the café as yourself and your other person.
Practice numbers 0-20 and use them in prices.
Loto with numbers 0-20.
French alphabet. Use to spell your name and your made up person's name.
Explain about European Day of Languages on 26th September. Provide Links for Resources and encourage students to use them.  
We will do a segment about European Day of Languages in the next class.
Homework: Practise numbers 0-20 and the French alphabet. 
Find a French word to use to play Pendu (hangman) in class next week.
Please come to class prepare to share the tasks I have set for European Day of Languages.

Week 3. w.c. 26th September.
Tuesday class.
European Day of Languages segment. Students present their work.
Spell your name.
Play Pendu with the students' words.
Grammar point: All French nouns are either masculine or feminine. Look at some of the words we have already learned.
Assignment: Worksheet on Masculine and feminine nouns.  Students will try ways of remembering the gender of nouns.
Practise conversations and numbers 0-20.

Friday class.
Look together at the assignment worksheets.
Basic Q&A. Students ask each other questions round the class.
Tu aimes….? Introduce some sports as a quick way to increase vocabulary knowledge (many sports are the same in French as in English). You can say 'J'aime', 'ne n'aime pas' or even 'je déteste'.
Ideas for the Cycle Project.
Count 0-30. 
Talk about this Cycle's Project.
Assignment: Prepare to talk about your favourite sport. Chose a famous sports person and prepare what they would say about sports.

Week 4.
Tuesday class.
Questions round the class, including your favourite  sports and your chosen sports people comments about sports.
Talk about your favourite non-sports pass times.
Grammar Point: French verbs. Using the singular forms - Je, tu, il, elle, on.
Students will introduce another member of class and tell us their name, age, where they live, about their siblings and pets and one thing they like and one thing they dislike.
Numbers 0-30.
Homework: Expand your Q&A to talk about the sports and other activities that you like. Write about a family member of friend, using il or elle.
Practise numbers 0-30.

Friday class.
Q&A around the class, including talking about your favourite pass times.
Introduce colours and use to describe our hair and eyes. We will expand the use of this vocabulary next Cycle.
Numbers 0-40.
Homework: Work on Projects. Revise numbers 0-30. 

Week 5. 
Tuesday class.
Conversations. Introduce other students/friends.
Numbers 0-40. Loto.
1:1 sessions with students about their Projects.
Homework: Revise numbers 0-40. Work on your Projects.

Friday class.
Revise food and drinks vocabulary and conversations at the café.
Do café rôle plays.
Food and drinks, sports and pass times quiz.
Numbers 0-40. Loto.
Homework: Finish Projects.

Week 6. 
Tuesday class.
Conversations. 
Review the Grammar Points this Cycle.
Time for additional 1:1 sessions re Projects is required.
Assignment: Finish Projects for next class. 

Friday class.
Present your Projects.
Games - Loto. 0-40. Pendu. Wordsearch.
French snacks can be eaten in class.
Homework: Revise numbers 0-40 and find a French word to bring to class to play Pendu next class.

I hope to see students in Cycle 2!
I am a qualified and experienced French Teacher (B.A. Joint Honours in French and English from Leeds University, plus a Post Graduate Certificate in Education for teaching French at high School Level for the same university). I have taught High School French from Beginners to Exam level. I have taught French 1 for 2 years for an online school via Outschool. 
I have lived and worked in France during my studies and now spend part of each year at our little house in the Charente, France.
Homework Offered
Homework tasks/Assignments will be set each week. Students will also complete Projects on topics of their own choice. The homework, including work on Projects, will take about 60-75 minutes each week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will give verbal feedback in class and brief written feedback after each class. I will give an informal competence-based assessment at the end of each Cycle.
Grades Offered
Worksheets will be provided for most classes. Students will require a pen and paper or device to make their own notes.
A French-English dictionary will also be helpful.
The Free version of the Duolingo app will be sufficient for this Cycle. 
A drink of water available on hand will be useful, as the students are encouraged to speak frequently in class and some of the sounds in the French language are a workout for the vocal cords.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(157)
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Hi and Bonjour from the U.K. Thank you for looking at my profile and considering my classes for your children. I love teaching here on Outschool.

I am Kim Wark. I am English. I was born and brought up in London, but moved to Leeds for university... 
Group Class

$34

weekly or $200 for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-17
4-12 learners per class

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