Happy End of Week 3 at the French Academy!

July 13, 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

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:

Wow, the time has flown by! The students are finishing their third week at the Academy! We are amazed by the amount of energy they have and their ability to push through and keep learning. This weekend, the students are celebrating Bastille Day! This holiday traditionally celebrates French unity after the Storming of Bastille on July 14th, 1789. On Sunday, the kids will also participate in an Academy-wide talent show and prepare for their final week here.

In classes today, Level 1 students learned how to describe what they wear in each season and for different occasions. Next week, they’ll be focusing on events/directions, beginning with reading/understanding maps from Francophone countries.

Level 2 students learned all about social do’s and don’ts in Francophone countries. In their final week, they will also learn about maps, environments, and how to solve environmental problems in Francophone countries.

In Level 3 classrooms, students gave short presentations where they described several city attractions. Next week, they will learn to describe the geography and natural resources of Francophone countries.

Level 4 students reflected on the past three weeks and how the language and cultural knowledge they’ve acquired here at the Academy will impact their plans for the future. In their last week here, they will discuss social issues and solutions in Francophone countries.

We’re excited to close out the week and have fun this Bastille Day!

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