Summer 1: May 23-July 1 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)
For communication in L2 to exist, students need something to talk about. Reading short novels crafted especially for the novice learner not only provides characters and a plot, but also the feeling of accomplishment once the novel has been read. In this course, we will discuss the theory of comprehensible input and then go on to use the theory while exploring how to reach novice learners through three novice-level novels in French: Le Maillot, La Nouvelle Fille and Un Voyage Difficile, learning how to incorporate what is already embedded in the novel to further pique students' interest and get the most out of the reading, including culture, geography, food, social issues and even politics. Within each module, participants will examine the online content, read the books, engage in discussion, prepare and share activities for use in the classroom. The course is a forum to collaborate, share ideas and best practices for involving the comprehensible novel in the novice-level classroom. Open to teachers of all languages at every level but designed for teachers of the Novice Level. Course conducted in French by Elisa Kirschhoffer.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
Required Texts (must be purchased prior to course start date)
Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- 3 Graduate Credits:
- University of the Pacific:: PEDD 9157 $875
- Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU):PDLL 521ID $955
- Colorado State University Pueblo: CLDE 591 FREN503: $900
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: $1050 (register and pay the university directly)
About the Instructor
Elisa Kirschhoffer, M.Ed., Director of Marketing Communications and K-12 Programming, French and SEL Instructor. Read more about Elisa on Our Team page!
What participants are saying about this course
"The material in this class was delightfully informative across a broad range of important topics. The resources provided were fantastic and the discussions were always quite rich! Great course and one that will be highly recommended by me to all of my WL peers/colleagues!!!"