Time4Languages makes it simple for Time4Learning K-12 students to learn French or improve their fluency.
The online French course features an award-winning, proven method in which students will learn to speak and think in French. There is no memorization or translation involved. An immersive environment teaches students by connecting words and phrases with images.
Many say French is one of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers. In fact, the American English language is comprised of a plethora of French words and phrases. Not to mention, in Europe, French is the most commonly taught second language. If your children or family plan on traveling to Europe, they will be well prepared with their French language skills as they can demonstrate them in several of the European countries. Speaking French comes in handy for many American professionals as well.
- How does French Language Learning work?
- Student-paced, Interactive, and Fun French Language Learning!
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How does French Language Learning work?
The Time4Languages online French course features award-winning language learning homeschool content powered by Rosetta Stone® and is made up of 5 levels, each consisting of 4 units.
Your child will become a part of the 75 million French speakers in the world including Belgium, Haiti, France, Switzerland, Guinea, Central African Republic, Morocco, and Monaco, just to name a few. Not to mention, you can add life lessons at home by learning about French culture. This can include cooking or tasting French food, reading literature or watching movies on French history, and even listening to French music. This could become mom and dad’s favorite homeschool class!
Students will start with the fundamentals and learn basic conversation skills such as greetings, introductions, and simple questions and answers. From there, they’ll move on to interactions where they’ll be able to share ideas and opinions, express feelings, and discuss interests and current events.
Core Lessons will teach students French. Every unit includes 4 Core Lessons. For students who have some understanding of the French language, they can use the Core Lesson within each unit as a method of gauging where they should begin.
The Focused Activities within the Time4Languages online French course focus on speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and listening.
Every activity within the course is graded and each unit ends with a conversational Milestone that will help students gain confidence by reviewing what they’ve learned through a simulated conversation in French.
Student-paced, Interactive, and Fun French Language Learning!
The engaging French language course is both fun and effective. Students are able to interact with the course by speaking into a microphone (either built-in on the computer or purchased separately) to ensure that their pronunciation is correct.
French is one of the most beloved languages in the world because of its mother country’s rich history. Let your child explore all that the French culture has to offer by using his or her French speaking skills in real life. Watch a French film with or without subtitles, or take a trip to Disney World’s Epcot and order your pastries in French! Dont forget, many of our American museums are home to French art and artifacts as well. There are even some cities in America where French is commonly spoken!
For more detailed practice, students can access the Speech Analysis screen. This tool allows students to improve their pronunciation by recording and playing back their own voice in order to compare it with a native French speaker.
Students have the option of pausing a lesson, repeating activities as often as needed, as well as skipping around and working in a different order. Keep in mind that it is recommended that students follow the suggested sequence since the material is created to build upon itself.
For maximum benefits, it is recommended that students log into their French language course 3-5 times per week, for 20-30 minutes each day.