Advanced french is taught by Madame Wildfong through immersion of the language. In class, we participate in a variety of activities including watching videos and movies, reading, and practicing our speaking in order to improve our French skills.
One of our first assignments in language class was to read an article about the importance of learning a second language by Tamim Ansary and write a reflection about it. I found the article very interesting because it focused on the idea that every language is unique and cannot be translated into another language perfectly. All the words in a language are associated with a feeling or emotion that cannot be replicated through translation. I also found the comparisons she made between different languages very interesting because each language has different rules on sentence creation. For example, in Finnish, a whole sentence can be written concisely as one word. Click here to see the article.
A fun activity we got to do so far this year is to research and prepare a french dish. Everyone got to pick which dish they wanted to prepare. There was a variety of foods made including entrees, main meals, and desserts. I decided to make Tarte Tatin which is a tart made with apples. Additionally, we made presentations on the ingredients we used, the preparation of our dish, and what we would do in the future to improve the dish.