Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Elementary French Course (Grades 3-5) Middleburry Interactive Languages {Review}

The French language is a beautiful language and it's one of the languages on my bucket list to learn.  Recently Middlebury Interactive Languages blessed us with a subscription for their Elementary French Course (Grades 3-5)

The course focuses on: vocabulary acquisition and basic grammar principles.  These are intuitively grasped through stories games, activities, songs and assessments.

The goal of Middlebury Interactive Languages is for the student to:
  • Engage in language learning 
  • become comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of French
  • learn simple French phrases
  • Begin to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in French
  • To recognize distinctive practices and customs of the French-speaking cultures.
Navigating is very easy within Middlebury Interactive languages.  The screen is divided into to sections.  On the left you can see each using.  When you click on a unit a box drops down to reveal the lessons within the units.  You can see which lessons are complete at a glance by the little greet tick mark next to completed lessons.

Each unit is based on a story (Unit 1 was Little Red Riding Hood),  a myth or legend from various French-speaking cultures.

These are reinforced as students perform simple tasks in connection with each unit's theme. For example in Unit 1: Greetings each French greeting is connected with a character in the story.  In the exercises Practice: Greetings 1 the student is given the five characters and greetings and has to match them up with one another.

In the speaking lab the student listens to the vocabulary being learned and then records themselves speaking each word.  They are then able to hear themselves when they push the playback button.

Under the menu you can select Gradebook. The system records all completed tasks and quizzes. In the menu under grade book you can view all graded work

Grade book summary view

 You will be able to view
  • the grade accomplished 
  • when it was submitted. 
  • View button - you can view the activity and leave a comment.
  • Grade Report button

When clicking the report button a pop up window opens to reveal:
  • the current grade (subdivided into: evaluations, unit tests and quizzes)
  • Assignment Average
  • overall Course Grade.  The student can earn a total of 586 possible points

Connect on Social Media:
Facebook: Middlebury Interactive Languages
Twitter:  @middinteractive
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/middinteractive/

I'm enjoying watching Nathaniel's confidence grow as he works his way through Middlebury.  I just wish I could learn as fast as he does! I enjoy the simplicity of the overall program and how it automatically keeps track of his grade and progress for me.

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1 comment:

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