My son wants to learn French. Any recommendation? He’s on his last year of school.
Have you looked at Classical Academic Press’ French for Children, A & B? Or Memoria Press’ First Start French I & II? Those are the only two of which I am aware.TailorMadeParticipant
I’d suggest asking about their “No French, No Problem” Curriculum.
My 12yodd is in 7th grade this year. She used their Mission ABC in elementary school. I used it in an auditory:verbal way without emphasis on reading and writing, just listening and speaking. She is doing quite well with level 1, easily translating because of her past listening and speaking experience, but I think it’s written well enough for others to begin without prior knowledge.
She will complete a level per semester until she’s completed each level. After discussing equivalent US credit with the author, I feel confident in giving 2+ credits of highschool French. The author said studying levels 1-10 of MM is easily worth 2 highschool credits in comparison to traditional US language resources, but this will actually be a more advanced working knowledge of the language in both written and conversation skills.
I also like the emphasis on missions and learning the history and culture of the various French speaking countries that are studied in each level.
I’m guessing completing NFNP would be worth one credit you’d need to contact them for their suggestion in your son’s situation.Mom2MillieParticipant
I just bit the bullet and ordered TalkBox.mom a couple of weeks ago after a Pam Barnhill review quoted other mothers as saying it was the way Charlotte Mason taught French. It has not been a good fit for several reasons and I am looking into sending it back. For now we will continue using the free online program, Duolingo, even though I’d rather not be dependent on a screen. Duolingo is simply the most effective language lessons I’ve come across so far, and the short lessons are perfect for us. (We have afternoon tea around 4:00 each weekday and pairing that time with French lessons have worked very well.) So while I haven’t found what I’m looking for yet, I highly recommend Duolingo as a placeholder.Mom2MillieParticipant
Cherrydale Press has a BEAUTIFUL French curriculum. It is top to bottom Charlotte Mason. Simply Charlotte Mason has a couple of blogposts and a vlog covering how the curriculum works- but I had to hold it in my hands and play the audio to truly appreciate it. By the way, the author understood my unusual request for wanting audio independent of devices (I want our school day to be offline, and I want our life to be offline as much as possible) so rather than the download, she sent me hard copies of the discs.
After two weeks with this curriculum and after years of searching, I can’t imagine using anything else.petitemomParticipant
Not a curriculum but have been using the game KLOO with my son. He loves it and is learning.
I speak French so it might be easier to use for me but it does have the pronunciation on the cards.TiffanySParticipant
Take a peek at TheEasyFrench.com. We used this (some), but decided to switch gears and learn Hebrew. She teaches following CM methods, and you can look at sample lessons online, before buying.
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