French Immersion School

It was hard for me to enroll my son in a French Immersion school as my husband and I don't speak the language. But with the help of Webster's french-english dictionary, I have manage to assist my son with his school work (which isn't a lot anyway).

I tried borrowing French cartoon movies for my son to watch so he can enhance his vocabulary. He doesn't like it very much since he said that he doesn't understand everything.

Last wednesday, I went to watch my son play bowling with his classmates. And I met his teacher for the very first time... I do communicate with her thru their 'school agenda book' and over the phone, but never in person.

Anyway, she said that my son is very good with the French language and loves to read. This made me very proud of him!

I don't know how "conversational" he is with the French language, all I need to know is that he is good at it... hmmmm... maybe we should take a trip to Montreal and test his French.

By next school year, my daughter will definitely be going to the same French Immersion School.

10 comments:

evi said...

It's a good start for our kids to go on a french immersion school coz at their age, they learn languages quickly. My cousin did. He was born here. The class actually flew to France on their graduation year.

JO said...

hi Evi,

my goal is to make them bilingual... for a chance at a better job and higher salary...

have a safe trip!

Kevin Lam said...

Yes, that's a good way to learn a language, go directly to that place ... did you say Montreal? (wink wink).

Raquel said...

Hi Jo, totoo yan, especially anjan kayo sa Canada, French ang dialect kilangan marunong din sila magsalita par makahanap agad ng work.

I think french TV program can help a lot too.

About dun sa marathon, hehehe, akala ko tumatakbo ka. Nakita ko kc dun sa isa mong blog yung lumang shoues at kung ilang miles na ang natakbo.

Ngaun lang pala ako nakabalik for a long vacation, sira ang puter eh.

atoy said...

asan ba kayo? toronto di ba? kala ko sa parteng quebec at montreal ang french speaking area canada. lahat ba ng province ng canada require ang french sa kanilang curriculum?

JO said...
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JO said...

hi lam, montreal is about 5 hours drive... me and the kids have been there before, but not hubby. so we hope to go there by next spring/summer.

hi raquel, how's your vacation?

hi atoy, tama ka, sa may quebec nga ang french speaking people... pero the other provinces of canada are also encourage to speak the french language. kids have option to go to either a french immersion school, or public school, or catholic public school. the latter two teaches the french language at the start of grade 4 pa.

JO said...

Lam, I didn't get the "wink wink"... what do you mean? pls email me.

Kevin Lam said...

Jo, It means hitting 2 birds with 1 stone.
You and your kids can go to Montreal for the purpose of further learning french language, and at the same time, a chance to travel and relax.

JO said...

hi Lam, ok. got it.