French ProgramFrench Learning Classes
Introduced during the sensitive period of development, which is crucial for language acquisition
In the toddler and primary classrooms, everyday activities such as going over the calendar and talking about the weather and seasons are taught in both English and French.
Our young students also have structured and interactive lessons where they acquire basic vocabulary through songs and various activities. Lesson duration and frequency is based on the child’s age.
Our intention in the early years of French classes is to condition the child’s ear to recognize and reproduce French sounds, absorb vocabulary, and build a solid foundation in the French language.
French is ever present in the classroom and is introduced during the sensitive period of development, which is crucial for language acquisition.
How’s it Delivered
In the elementary program, lessons are conducted 4 days a week, through 30 to 45 minutes block times.
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The students work with a variety of manipulatives in order to assimilate the language by image, or idea association, rather than by translation. In addition, our students have access to curriculum based software and materials to reinforce each lesson.
Children learn French phonics and are able to read with a native like accent when they graduate from the Elementary program.
Upon graduating from our Elementary program, our students have the choice between integrating an immersion program, or testing in for an advanced French program.
03. Le Grand Concours
Last but not least, our students participate in the National French Contest/ Le Grand Concours, an annual competition sponsored by the American association of French Teachers, where Reston Montessori School students consistently earn Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.
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I love Reston Montessori School. The teachers have fostered a love of learning in both of my children. We have found it to be academically challenging and nurturing at the same time.
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Our daughters have been attending Reston Montessori since September.Coming from a traditional education environment to Montessori learning transitioned them into a thoughtful learner. They questions processes and asks why, instead of adapting to doing the same thing over and over again the same way. Their kind teachers and adorable Director let you trust and believe that everything they are teaching will be carried with them in their future . I would recommend Reston Montessori to any parent who wants to provide their child the opportunity to grow outside the boundaries of traditional education and allow the child to find their hidden strengths and build on them.