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    Default Learning French - programs for English school students

    My daughter, who will be in gr. 3 in September, loves learning French. She goes to an English Catholic school. They teach French from gr. 1 at her school (she was even exposed to very basic lessons in JK & SK because the prep coverage teacher is the French teacher). She does very well and she wants to learn more.

    Immersion and French first language schools are not an option. Are there programs / classes / camps that have a French component but would NOT be 100% French (I think that would overwhelm her)? It looks like Oxford Learning has a program but I think that would be very costly.

    Any ideas to foster her love of learning French?
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    Ever considered hosting an exchange student for a month in the summer? It depends who you deal with as far as how much French they are allowed to speak, but my oldest loves French and we had one of them sort of teach him french. They both enjoyed it and because the student was teaching my son it was learning English for the student at the same time.
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    There is a school on Huron street, near barker. It usually has a large sign outside, promoting different French groups they have, such as French volleyball, French dance classes, and so on. I assume these classes would be for everyone, because they advertise them.

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    La Ribombelle(sp) used to do a french story time/puppet show at the downtown library and they had a story time at the park during the summer. I'm not sure the age for that but you could look into it.



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    this is full french though. but if you are interested they run a camp at st jean de brebeuf and other french schools in london. I am sure if your child doesn't speak french they would translate at the same time.

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    It's such an asset. If your kid is interested on her own, I would look into french school. I only have grade 9 french and both mine are in FFL, I love it. I know you said it's not an option, but french immerrision does have an entry level for grade 4.
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    I don't think immersion has entry for grade 4..Not that I am aware of. 2 of my kids are in immersion and one is in FFL. The immersion program is great. They have grade 7 entry for extended french.

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