Arrive ready to learn! Do you have all of your resources? (iPad charged, ear buds, notebook, pen etc.)
Arrive with an open mind! Are you ready to actively listen, learn, try new things? It takes active participation to learn a new language. The teacher can only help facilitate and encourage new learning. Success really depends on your willingness to learn.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes when using French! Everyone in the classroom will make mistakes as we all continue to develop our skills in French. Learning a new language takes repetition, practice and perseverance.
Recognize that learning isn't always fun! Some tasks require repetition, an attention to details and/or intense mental focus. Other activities may seem more fun. However, all of these activities will help you to develop your French skills. Learning a new skill can be challenging at times.
Use the language as much as you can when in class! Use the language as a form of communication with others in class. You are reinforcing your learning in an authentic way. This is the room where we should feel comfortable speaking French with each other. Enjoy the challenge of expressing your ideas in French.
Keep good notes and complete all practice activities! Make each note YOUR note and review the concepts regularly. This will help reinforce new skills and vocabulary AND will help you review before test situations.
Develop some grit! Don't ask for my help unless you have reread the assignment description and asked fellow classmates for help. Use your notes and wordreference.com to help you understand language structures and look for words as you work through activities.
Come in for help when you need it! I am usually available for help in room A9 at lunch. Don't wait until the due date or test date.
Keep up with missed activities and tests! Daily activities are posted in Google Classroom and it is your responsibility to keep up with any missed work/assignments/tests.
Go beyond the classroom assignments! If your goal is to become bilingual, you will need to immerse yourself as much as possible in the language. Use online sites to help continue to develop your skills. Participate in an exchange to fully immerse yourself in the language and culture. Read books in French that you have already read in English.
Challenge the DELF! Give yourself a goal and go through the DELF testing offered by the AvonMaitland District School Board. Select the level you wish to challenge (A1, A2, B1 ou B2) and prepare yourself for the test. The DELF is recognized by employers, universities and companies world-wide.