At the French American Academy, we expect our 5th grade students to meet or exceed the expectations of the French Ministry of Education Program and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
In Language Arts, we expect our students to possess the skills and knowledge to speak, read, and write in French and in English fluently, demonstrating the quality of education they have acquired. Students will have studied a variety of authors of French and English literature and will be able to discuss and analyze their work with concrete comprehension. Graduates will write in cursive in both languages.
We expect our students to write narrative essays as well as, persuasive, informational texts, poetry, letters, general and historical fictions and non-fiction texts.
We expect our students to read, write, and research given topics, making oral and written reports as well as presenting research projects.
In addition to the French curriculum, the students will take the DELF A1 in 3rd grade and the DELF A2 in 4th grade. The DELF is an official diploma issued by the French Education Ministry validating the language skills according to the CEFRL – The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At each level, a series of examinations evaluates the four communication skills:
- Listening comprehension,
- Reading comprehension
- Speaking skills
- Writing skill