Language Learning: Celebrating Calgary Jewish Academy’s French Program

CJA's French Program helps prepare their students for success. Photo supplied.

By Joseph Tappenden

(AJNews) – The Calgary Jewish Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive education that prepares students for success in a diverse and interconnected world. Among the outstanding programs offered, the French program stands out as an exceptional example of fostering linguistic proficiency and cultural appreciation. Through the dedicated effort of our team, students not only work toward understanding the French language but also excel in other languages, including English and Hebrew.

French language learning is important in today’s global society. As one of the most widely spoken languages worldwide, it opens doors to countless opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and even future career prospects. By immersing themselves in the study of French, students at Calgary Jewish Academy demonstrate their understanding of the interconnectedness of languages and cultures, enabling them to become more globally aware citizens.

CJA students’ ability to handle the learning of English, Hebrew, and French showcases their exceptional linguistic talent and adaptability. By navigating multiple languages simultaneously, they not only expand their communication skills but also develop a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives. This proficiency highlights the comprehensive language education provided by the Calgary Jewish Academy.

In the month of May, students in grades 3 through 6 at the Calgary Jewish Academy showcased their language learning through French language plays. These performances, carefully crafted or adapted from classic children’s stories, serve as engaging tools to facilitate language learning. Each play immerses students in a world of new vocabulary, grammar, and linguistic structures. The students applied their knowledge in practical settings, reinforcing their language skills both at home and in school.

The final presentation of the French language plays may not fully reflect the months of hard work and dedication invested by the students. Behind the scenes, students diligently practice phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary to bring their assigned roles to life. The incorporation of these linguistic elements into their performances enhances their comprehension and fluency, allowing them to showcase their language skills to their peers, families, and teachers.

The outstanding achievements of students in the French program at the Calgary Jewish Academy exemplify the importance of language learning and cultural appreciation. By learning English, Hebrew, and French, CJA students not only expand their linguistic horizons but also cultivate a deep respect for diverse languages and cultures. The French language plays serve as a testament to their hard work and dedication, providing an opportunity for them to apply their language skills in a creative and engaging manner. Through these endeavors, the Calgary Jewish Academy continues to foster a community of lifelong learners equipped with the necessary tools to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. A big thank you to our French teacher, Madame France, for her hard work in ensuring students make the most out of their French language learning.

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