French Essentials for homeschool

FRENCH ESSENTIALS includes all the important elements of learning a second language - listening, speaking, reading and writing. And it is laid out … read more


Joetta Witowski
2012-05-30, 12:44
My girls have not learned any French at all before this year and they are enjoying and retaining what they are learning. I believe this is because of … read more


Vicki Martin
2012-07-30, 12:47
I think this program is a wonderful approach to teaching French. Its very immersive and the worksheets allow for lots of review. I am learning right … read more


Terry Borne
2012-09-30, 12:07
Program is very affordable and easy to use. Module 1 has been a quick review for my son who took one year of French and needed to refresh his skills … read more


Barbara F.
2013-03-12, 15:06
Very nice website. Parents can find all the info and children have their working area. Everything is clear.

Phil Portugal
2013-05-27, 14:43
Thanks for your quick response.

Linda
2013-05-28, 13:32
Finally a French home schooling course that goes at a pace anyone can handle... Since the building block approach is the method, that means being … read more


Brenda Schubert
2012-09-24, 12:45
I am so excited for a curriculum that incorporates writing, reading, listening, and speaking French! There is a greater chance of retention when … read more


Pam Guiles
2013-08-01, 20:31
French Essentials includes all the important elements of listening, speaking, reading and writing to learn a second language. And it is laid out in a … read more


Joetta Witowski
2013-05-20, 12:49
We appreciate the way the program is laid out. Very easy to follow. We like the emphasis on communication and that the method is more than just … read more


Deborah C.
2013-01-08, 15:08
We have been impressed with the excellent teaching strategies employed in the FRENCH ESSENTIALS curriculum. Our students continue to enjoy the … read more


Erik vonNiessen
2012-06-30, 12:46
FRENCH ESSENTIALS is an excellent program to introduce your child to the basics of the French language from home. It is clear, easy to use and will … read more


Julie-Marie Bourque
2012-01-25, 12:47
Greatly disappointed with the twaddle of competitive curriculums with hopeful promises, we stumbled upon French Essentials. Lessons are well planned, … read more


Renee Blokzyl
2012-09-14, 12:48

The French Essentials Team

 

The authors

 

The authors are both teachers and passionate about the French language and culture. They live in historic Quebec City with their two children. Greg Shone holds a BA History, a BA French from Université Laval and a teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University. Starting his career as a high school French and French immersion teacher, he now devotes his time to French Essentials. Irene Shone holds a BA French, a teaching certificate and a MA Linguistics all from Université Laval. She is currently a language teacher for the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

 
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The voice of French Essentials

 

Marion Cabanac is the voice behind the beautiful, clear crisp French heard in the lessons. She holds a BA in communication and has had a long career in communications which has included publishing, radio and television.

 

 

Editors

 

Mme Irène Wendland, BA, MA Linguistics

Québec, Québec, Canada

 

Mme Brinda Devi Chengadu, BA, MA French

Quatre Bornes, Republic of Mauritius

  

Mme Ginette Mortier-Faulkner BA, MA Linguistics

Paris, France

 

Graphic design & Webmaster

 

M. Philippe Portugal, Phil Portugal Graphic Services

Marseille, France