Board helping people learn French
The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) says it has added a new component to its website that helps people learn French.
Franco-Zone is a collection of handy resources for people who want to learn basic French, whether they are students, parents, or members of the general public.
In the spirit of its motto, “J’ apprends le français/I’m learning French”, Franco-Zone provides a variety of learning aids grouped under four categories: vocabulary, correspondence, resources for learners and resources for teachers.
Parents can access useful learning aids to acquire basic vocabulary they can use to accompany their children who are learning French. They can also find a number of typical forms that schools send to parents. This section is especially useful, because the translation appears on screen, sentence by sentence, when a mouse pointer hovers over a line in the form.
Teachers can access a wide variety of practical resources to help them teach basic French to young Anglophone students, such as games and vocabulary posters they can use in class.
“A growing number of children and parents whose first language of communication is not French are choosing the CSPGNO because of the high quality educational services provided in our French schools,” education director Marc Gauthier said in a release. “To them and to the general public as well, we want to provide additional resources to help them learn the French language.”
To access Franco-Zone, click on the Franco-Zone icon on the home page of the CSPGNO website at www.cspgno.ca.
The CSPGNO offers a Frenchlanguage public education in 11 elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.