Bring an element of cross-cultural adventure and missions emphasis into the French classroom! Each grade level of MM is focused on a French- speaking location and a real missionary family with children in the same grade. Students will read stories about their experiences overseas and in Québec. Cross-cultural tidbits as well as historical facts are shared throughout the curriculum. Students will be encouraged to integrate their faith into a variety of settings, pray in French, and memorize Bible verses. This is not just a language class; watch as students gain an interest in French and the mission field! The mission-related topics are listed below for each level of this curriculum.
Students follow along with the CD and, in addition to the accompanying consumable workbook, should each have their own binder with 5 dividers in it for the sections of stories, vocabulary, conjugation, worksheets, and practice exercises. Each level of Mission Monde has a consumable student workbook, a teacher’s manual (tests, lesson plans, reproducible worksheets, games, an answer key, flashcards for pronouns, phonetics, and French/English verbs), and a CD. Packages include 1 teacher’s manual, 1 CD, and 1 student workbook unless otherwise noted.
From MFB Publications about “French with a Mission” by Debora Hawkins
Teach French as a second language with these complete and well-organized programs designed to meet government educational standards in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Comprehensive (but not over-whelming), creative, easy-to-teach methods with an evangelical missions perspective. (Author was an “MK”, and a French schoolteacher.)
Teacher’s manuals are designed so that non-bilingual teachers can confidently teach the curriculum with the help of the CD and resources. There are two series of books—one for beginners in kindergarten to Grades 2/3 (Mission ABC) and the other for those just beginning French studies in Grade 4 or continuing on (Mission Monde). Each level is one year’s worth of French studies. The French on the CDs is Parisian French. If a student learns Parisian French, he or she can be understood in any French-speaking country.
You can see the author, Debora Hawkins, explain this program further in this video: