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French After-school Class in Bubb Elementary School

Original post made by EFBA-Bubb, Cuesta Park, on May 15, 2011

EFBA (“Education Française” in the Bay Area, a non-profit organization) is offering French After-school Classes in a local school Bubb Elementary and will continue the program in the 2011-2012 school year. There are two types of classes - Anglophones (for Non-native French Speakers) and Francophones (for Native French speakers). All Francophone children who have been attending the program during 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school year will stay together next year in a class for 2nd Graders and up. Any new students in this age group are welcome to join. If there are enough enrollments, a new class will be added for Francophone children in Kindergarten and 1st Grade in Fall 2011.

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Posted by Nic
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

This class has turned out to be perfect for my 7 years old daughter. Anjeli has been speaking French on and off, as we mostly communicate in English in our mixed heritage family. I am trying to speak French to my daughter as much as I can, but as every knows, the more the kids are immersed into school and social activities, the harder it get to motivate them to speak another language. Her French would get a boost on our yearly vacation overseas, then slowly fade over the year.
The EFBA class not only gave Anjeli an additional motivation to speak French by offering a total French immersion and social context once a week, but it also taught her in the past few months to start reading in French, in a fun and playful way.