- February 5, 2019
Students at UMS are progressively introduced to French vocabulary over their Casa years to develop a solid foundation for their future learning. During their French classes (every other day) students learn such vocabulary words as the date, parts of the body, fruits, vegetables and other foods, colours, numbers, sizes, weather, parts of the house, the seasons, school related words, family members, methods of transportation and clothing, while also working towards developing their conversational skills. Students are taught in a fun and interactive manner using stories, props, songs, actions, games, pictures and activity sheets.
UMS French teachers use a unique programme called AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) which makes language accessible for all different types of learners. The basic premise of this method is that students learn and remember better when they do something that goes along with the words they are saying and includes defined gestures for 700 essential French words. As this approach is also used in our Elementary programme, it allows our Senior Casa students entering Grade One at UMS a smooth transition into our Grade One French programme.