WELCOME to the website for the French classes at CLINTONVILLE ACADEMY. Here you can view a Résumé of the Activities of the Week that I have planned for each of my classes.
As our world becomes more interconnected, we must place a higher value on 2nd language acquisition. It is important that Americans acquire a 2nd language, preferable at an early age. We need to promote the acceptance of other cultures, their languages, and their contributions. Childhood is the ideal time to begin learning a 2nd language, particularly if the language is introduced through playing, singing, and having fun. Children's speech production capabilities are still flexible and more likely to mimic native pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, children are not hampered by the inhibitions and language mind sets which are frequently found in adolescent learners. There are so few school settings where I can share my knowledge and skill with the ideal learners. I have the perfect job - and I LOVE IT! KAREN POLLOCK