How To Teach French
How To Teach French
Learning a new language can open up worlds of opportunity and new experiences, both in one's home country and abroad. This video provides the basics of teaching the French language, including phonetics and verb conjugation. A multi-sensory approach is recommended, through the utilization of written, auditory, and internet based resources.
Hi, I'm Carolina Massie from Greater London Tutors, and I am going to give you some information on how to teach certain subjects. Here's the basics on how to teach French. You can divide French up into these four different categories: speaking, writing, reading, listening, and focus on which of these you want to, and that's a good way to approach it.
You could start with the basic alphabet and break it down phonetically, so A, B, C, D, E, F, etc. It's a good idea to look at basic grammar as well, starting with the verbs etre and devoir, and teaching the student how to conjugate those into the past, present, future, etc. Then, you want to break the verbs down into the -er ending verbs, -re, and -ir, for example, aller, prendre, and savoir, and then again, conjugate those and teach the student to conjugate those.
A great way to get conversations started is by using role-play games, where the students can ask each other questions, and then answer those questions, once you've given them the basic sentences that they can work with. It's a good idea to divide the vocabulary into different topics when doing these role-play games - for example, holidays, my house, hospital, my job, etc. You can find great textbooks that will divide topics up into these categories, and that's just a great way for the students to get the vocabulary into their head.
You can practice pronunciation, and it's important that you find current texts that are suitable for their level, whether they be newspapers, or magazines, or literary texts. There are great resources online that students can use to improve their language and to find text, and that teachers can use to find different texts, for example web course tools, noodle, and bitesize. Encourage the students to read, and watch films and television shows in French, and that's a great way for them to pick up the language.
Be sure to use a multi-sensory approach, using as many different resources as you can, whether they be visual, or audio, or pictures - anything that you like. So these are the basics on how to teach French. .