Tips from Experienced Parents

Get to know your child’s French teacher. Discuss the program and find out what you and your child can expect.
Encourage your child to talk about his experiences in class. What project is he working on? What does he enjoy the most? Maybe even get you to teach you some French.

If your child is taking an intensive French Program, he may need extra encouragement in the first few weeks or months. He will learn to understand the teacher quite quickly, but speaking, reading and writing skills will take longer. Some frustration is normal at first.

Encourage activities that develop language skills and help to bring French alive for your child.
Become a member of Canadian Parents for French.

For more tips and support from experienced parents, read Canadian Parents for French (CPF) newsletters, attend local Chapter meetings and CPF conferences, and surf CPF’s website