Bon Appétit! Field Trips for the French Academy

July 11, 2018

Language: French

Location: Green Mountain College

Daily Schedule:

7:30 am                 Breakfast

9:00 am                 Assembly

9:30 am                 Class Block 1/break

10:30 am               Class Block 2/break, Field Trip Group Departs for Cafe Provence

11:30 am               Class Block 3

12:30 pm               Lunch

1:15 pm                  Free Time

2:00 pm                 Cultural Exploration

3:45 pm                 Activities/Exercise/Free time

5:30 pm                 Dinner & Free Time

7:30 pm                  Evening Activities

9:15 pm                 Dorm activities/snack

10:00 pm               In room/Journaling

10:30 pm    Lights out

What the French Academy did today:

The first trip to Cafe Provence was a success! The other half of the French Academy will be visiting today. Students are so excited to indulge in French cuisine and visit “the beach” afterward!

Level 1 students are still learning how to speak about bodies and clothing. They can now select and match physical symptoms to an illness. They are also able to identify/name 3-5 common illnesses and physical discomforts.

In Level 2 classes, students learned how to extend, politely accept, or decline invitations. They practiced listening to voicemails, answering texts, and reading texts/emails/letters that communicate plans. Tomorrow, they’ll be learning how to compare and contrast teenage social culture in Francophone countries and their own.

Level 3 students learned how to prepared notes about transportation, lodging, sites, and food options in Francophone countries. Tomorrow, they’ll learn how to give directions from one place to another and follow audio/written directions by tracing a route on a map. If your families ever visit the French-speaking world, you can now have your own personal tour guide!

In Level 4 classrooms, students are focusing on culture in Francophone countries. Today, they made presentations about cultural events or traditions and their historical origins. Tomorrow, they will read movie summaries, chose movies they want to watch, and explain the reasons for their selections.

Check back on Friday to read more about the French Academy!

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