Unité 3 : Comment nous nous organisons.

Bonjour !

Our students are very excited because we are learning about food! Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we organize ourselves, and our central idea. A community is made of people and places, and the language they use to exchange objects, we have listed a fair amount of food and inquired about the concept of quantity in French. After looking at a few situations involving buying food, we are now ready to create a series of skits.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to identify jobs people do in a shop;
  • Students will be able to communicate politely in a shop;
  • Students will be able to order food and drinks;
  • Students will be able to understand more about the concept of quantity in French.

 

Students will share their process of writing a dialogue in a shop during our Open Classrooms on March 15th.

Au revoir !

Unité 2 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 2 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea is In everyday life language, wishes are often related to respect. This week we learnt how to count up to 10 000. We used our knowledge about high numbers and got into character wishing to eat like an ogre, which means a lot!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to count up to 100 000 and practice with the concept of plural;
  • Students will be able to ask for permission;
  • Students will be able to express their interests at school.

We will focus on being communicator and reflective learners, showing cooperation and appreciation.

Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Thursday 30th November for ES Open Classrooms, 2:15-2:55pm, in B8-109 (library building).

Au revoir !

Unité 1 : Où nous nous situons dans l’espace et le temps.

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 1 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of Where we Are in Place and Time, and our central idea is we create different habits through cycles. This week we inquired about people’s important celebrations like birthdays and national days. We noticed that Autumn looks different for some of us and celebrated Avik’s birthday today!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to understand seasons, celebrations and patterns through the year;
  • Students will be able to organize their ideas into paragraphs;
  • Students will be able to understand concepts of future and destination;
  • Students will be able to describe a visual situation;
  • Students will be able to understand a short text.

We will focus on being open-minded and knowledgeable learners, showing respect and commitment.

Au revoir ! Bonne fête de la mi-automne !

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Back to School Night Presentation

Bonjour la classe 4 !

Bonjour !

My name is Ms. Laurie and I am your child’s French teacher this academic year. This is a Novice 3 class with children who were in a Novice 2 or Novice 3 group last year at UNIS. Our fourth graders are very confident communicating in French only and they are keen on learning more this year!

During these first weeks, we are learning to learn, which means that we are consolidating a strong set of skills that will help us interact in basic classroom situations.

Our learning intentions are:

  • Students will be able to introduce themselves and greet others.
  • Students will be able to count from 1 to 100 (and manipulate numbers up to 999).
  • Students will be able to say the date and the season the way French people do, as well as talking about the weather.
  • Students will be able to collaboratively build our class essential agreements using the PYP learner profile.
  • Students will be able to say what people do using action verbs ending in ER.

Your child comes to French class on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Once we start our first unit, we will use Vitamine 1 and Vitamine 2 textbooks and notebook (Cle International) throughout the year to support our progression.

Vitamine - Niveau 1 - Livre de l'élève

Vitamine - Niveau 2 - Livre de l'élève

Welcome to World Languages Blog

Dear Parents,
Welcome to our World Languages learning community! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our team and share about how to use this blog to enhance our partnership to support students’ learning.

In our team, we have 3 Vietnamese teachers, 3 French teachers, 1 Chinese Mandarin teacher and 1 Teaching Assistant. All languages teachers are native speakers. More information of individual teacher’s bio can be found in the tab of “About Us” on this blog.

During the first two weeks of school, all of our World Languages classes are focused on Learning to Learn. Students are getting to know their teachers and their new classmates. In order to achieve the school goal towards Excellent Learning, in our classes, we established the class essential agreements and commitments to the actions of being a responsible learner of their own and for others. In the meantime, some basic classroom language is introduced so that students will be able to follow the directions in the target languages in everyday situation.

On the World Languages Blog this year, you will find the curriculum information, language learning information from respective teacher, and it also provides you the opportunity to talk with the children about what we are learning, what we have learned, and what we will learn throughout the year.

We hope you will find this site a useful communication channel between our team and you as parents.