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  •  Bonjour et bienvenus à la classe de francais. My name is Yana Seminara, I am teaching French to grades 7-12. This is my 8th year in Midland Park HS and my 25 year teaching overall. A few words about my background: I of a Russian descend, raised in a multilingual family. I have a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics with emphasis in teaching French and English as second languages, which allowed me to travel to a few countries in Europe and Middle East where I have lived, taught and worked as a corporate interpreter. As you can see I have a deep passion for languages and cultures and my goal is to teach the language as well as global mentality and empathy.  Students learn from each other as well as from the teacher, authentic sources and penpals. It is important from day one to feel that it is ok to experiment with a language and make mistakes as well as support others in their attempts to express themselves. Our curriculum is built around thematic units (you can see a detailed curriculum on the District Website). In our classes we have a daily focus on all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. We incorporate music, arts, cooking into each unit. This year with hybrid instruction, I conduct my classes in a synchronistic manner, where students in class are working parallel with the students at home on the same assignments. This way we create a sense of a learning commuty. Students  talk about their day, exchange  questions and answers, journal entries, can ask me a question at any time of the class.  Therefore it is important to stay in google meets  the entire class.I also offer support on individual basis daily at 1:15. Students will need to request a google meet via email [email protected]. The French Class will have in-person and virtual sessions. The information is on google classroom French Club *see code on the page) Please refer to the PPT for details about course expectations and grading . And do not hesitate to contact me at the school email  shown here on this page. Thank you and have a successful and safe school year
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