Degrees and Certifications:
BA (French) and BS (Secondary Education) from Loyola University Chicago MA (Curriculum and Instruction with ESL endorsement) from Concordia University Chicago
Bienvenue au franςais! This is my fifth year at Southland and my ninth year teaching. I am excited to be back with our growing program, now in its sixth year! I have a lot of great things planned and I look forward to sharing them with you this year.
Here you will be able to see information about homework assignments, notes, assessments, and quizzes. You wil also be able to find links to online resources and extra credit opportunities. If you are in need of extra help, I am available by sign up during CASS (4th and 6th period) and will be available on Thursdays after school starting October 17th.
The French curriculum is based on the benchmarks set by the American Association of Teachers of French and the standards set forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. The ACTFL standards have been aligned to Common Core skills and have been adopted as the Illinois State Standards. Comprehension, reading, and writing skills are developed simultaneously, moving from simple to more complex sentence structures as students move through courses and levels. Speaking is the last skill developed, as it requires a significant amoutn of input to expect accurate output. The language is presented in a logical progression so that the student learns by practice both in the classroom and at home. The learning process is based on the active participation of each student in a variety of formats. Students learn essential vocabulary, basic structures of the language, and cultural aspects of Francophone countries.
Please feel free to contact me anytime via phone or email with questions, concerns, or comments.