Monday, January 14, 2019

Visitation celebrates l'épiphanie

Visitation students celebrated l'épiphanie, le 6 janvier, by learning about the French tradition of la galette des rois (the kings' cake). A king or queen of the day is selected by one person finding a hidden bean in a slice of the cake. For our celebration, the girls were all queens of the day!

Friday, November 9, 2018

7th grade French song for the Christmas Show

The seventh grade is singing Silent Night in French for the Christmas Show. They will be singing through 2:16 in this video.

2nd grade French song for the Christmas Show

The second grade is singing Frosty the Snowman in French at this year's Christmas show!
Here is a link for your children to practice:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3rd and 4th grade French song for the Christmas Show

The third and fourth grade will be singing
"Il est né le divin enfant" in the Christmas show on December 20. We are working on translating and pronouncing the text in French class. The following video is useful for the girls to practice at home (they will be performing from memory). They will be singing the first two verses and the refrain, which is until 1:47 in the video. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018



I am filled with enthusiasm for the upcoming year and the study of French at Visitation Academy, which continues the tradition of the Order of the Visitation and its origins in Annecy, France.

The curriculum was designed using the proficiency guidelines set forth by the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Work is focused on regular practice in each of the four areas of language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will also study aspects of the French culture, including music, cuisine, and art. Technology is incorporated into the classes, and laptops are provided for students to use in the classroom. 
Students are graded on classwork, participation, assessments, and homework. Due to the verbal nature of learning a language, participation and effort in class are key components to success and will account for part of each student’s grade.

I look forward to encouraging your daughter’s study and appreciation of French. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Madame Pelletier