For those who are new to LRES, our French program is part of the World Language in Elementary Schools (WLES) program. This model for early foreign-language learning offers instruction for short periods of time on a frequent basis. The goal is to familiarize the students with a basic knowledge of French by focusing initially on listening and speaking skills. As these skills develop, we focus on reading and writing skills. The classes are conducted in French, with an emphasis on using the language in context, rather than practicing grammar drills. 

French at LRES is not a graded subject.  We also (usually) do not give homework.  We use informal assessments to determine how your child is learning and to guide our teaching. 

Bienvenue à tout le monde!  (Welcome, everyone!)

We are very excited to begin another successful year in French! The 2020-2021 school year will be the 21st year of the LRES French program.  
Our French program will continue to include first through fifth grades. Second-grade French classes will be taught by Madame Wilson-Bahun. Madame Rigot will teach Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

We are looking forward to introducing new students to the French language and culture, and to challenging our returning students to take their language skills further.

We will begin the year for our Kindergarten and 1st graders by introducing basic greetings, numbers 1 to 10, colors, as well as learning all about the calendar and weather in French. In second through fifth grades, we will review and expanding upon previously learned vocabulary and concepts.

We thank you, the parents, for the opportunity to teach your children. Their eagerness to learn brings excitement and energy to our program. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail or ClassDojo with any questions or comments.

À la prochaine (Until the next time),
-Madame Rigot et Madame Wilson-Bahun