Grade 6 French

At the Grade 5-6 level the French program utilizes the Accelerated Integrated Method (AIM) to teach the language with gestures, literature, music and dance. AIM teaches students the 700 most frequently used words in the French language. Students learn how to speak and communicate first, followed by reading and writing. This imitates the natural way language is learned. AIM internalizes vocabulary and helps the students to experience and respond to it kinesthetically, visually and orally. Structured responses in large group choral work develops fluency and students also interact in partner and small group activities. Specifically designed stories serve as theatre pieces that become the focus for a range of integrated and scaffolded language activities.