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12.05.2011

Le Francais Facile! - TOS Review

Today we are traveling to the country France as I share with you a truly Easy way to learn to speak the 'Language of Love'. 

Bonjour, Je m 'appelle Mindy. Enchante.

Who would have thought, this country girl from Alabama, who chose Spanish in high school and college to study as my 'Foreign Language' requirement would one day be teaching French to my child.  C'est drole!! [That's funny!!] Cameron and I have begun studying:

 Owned and operated by Marie Filion Sherwood and Peter Sherwood, we are a homeschooling family (since 1996) committed to providing quality language products to both the homeschooling and general education community. We personally are evangelical Christians (see our Statement of Faith); our products are unapologetically written from a Christian perspective. Extensive cultural information, as well as scripture verses in the foreign language in question, is provided with all our products in the hopes it will assist those desiring to carry out the Great Commission. Having said this, we would also like to point out that our products are not Bible curriculum per se, and the scripture memorization components are optional.
A french program that does all the work for you, the teacher,  and incorporates the gospel message as well...you just can't go wrong with that!

Keeping it real, we have not gotten very far into the lessons due to 'life'.  But what we have been able to enjoy has been great!  At his request, my son has requested I incorporate this into his weekly assignments.  So, you know when they ask to do it you know it's a good program. 

How the Curriculum is designed:

  1. Student book with 1 Audio CD  &1 Printable Solutions CD $84.95
  2. 1 Student Test Book  $10.00
  3. Answer Key Book $10.00
  4. Flash Cards $10.00
Not only are these French lessons easy to follow and to learn they are easy to teach due to the fact that they are mostly student directed.   
Book contains 18 French lesson broken into:
Vocabulary (which companions with Audio CD)
Students Helps - giving your student information about the proper pronunciation and grammatical rules
Scripture Memory Work
Culture Notes
Trivia
Everyday Vocabulary (companions with Audio CD)
Activities
Included in each lesson is a detailed lesson plan for student and teacher to follow making planning all the more simple.  The Audio CD is a great tool to help your student hear the pronunciation and the English translation to get each lesson off to a great start. FUN FACT: The recordings are spoken "by native French speakers. The 1st semester has only female voices, as language is best initially learned from a female voice."
  • Fun to learn, with funny stories and interesting activities
  • French Scripture, songs, games and coloring pages
  • Great for homeschool co-op groups!
  • Digitally mastered enhanced CD for audio and computer
Very clear vocabulary words spoken in French and English.  We found that we both could learn the pronunciation fairly well the first time through the Lesson Vocabulary list. 
  • Teaches French language and French grammar through literature based entertaining storylines
From the beginning Cameron was given immediate exposure to the french sounds, language and stories.  He and I found it to be a no pressure, fun way to learn together.  We had a couple of good laughs when we couldn't seem to get some of the words to roll off of our tongues like we wanted. 
Scripture Memory Verse copy work
  • Certificate of Completion available with submission of two projects
  • Written by a francophone mom of 4 in her 10th year of home educating
In addition, included are French food recipes [i.e. French Onion soup...] and Cultural Projects [soaps and bath salts] I believe, if you are looking for a foreign language program that is not going to break the bank, you are going to enjoy using GCL's curriculum. 

View a SAMPLE LESSON with video overviews at Great Commission Languages

You can purchase your copy of Le Francais Facile! HERE in the Great Commission Languages store.


From My Heart to Yours,
Mindy B.
tres contente
[very happy (content)]

You can read even more reviews from my crew mates on all of the Great Commission Languages levels of French as well as their Spanish curriculum.  Visit the The TOS Homeschool Crew today!

I received this curriculum free of charge for my honest opinion and review

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