I teach using a PROFICIENCY BASED approach using lesson plans based on the four modes of communication and ACTFL world language standards. My emphasis is on COMMUNICATION skills in levels 1 and 2 and communication with more emphasis on ACCURACY starting in level 3. I teach ALL levels of French so my products follow a logical sequence of skills and vocabulary from level 1-AP. Feel free to message me with requests. I have many AP activities and resources that align with the new AP French Language and Culture Course.
National Board Certified in French, Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award Winner ISE Language Matters Award Winner Awarded multiple grants from the Bluegrass Community Foundation Awarded a World Language Art Integration Grant Award
Earned Undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky with a major in French and English Earned Master's degree from the University of Kentucky in French and English Secondary Education
I am passionate about teaching French. I consider myself a life-long learner and I enjoy participating in professional development activities in the latest teaching methods in world languages. I have presented at local, regional, and national conferences and Best in Kentucky and All-Star Presentation awards at the Kentucky World Language Association conference and the Central States Conference. Visit my blog for some teacher humor, strategies, and freebies. http://madamedubaratin.edublogs.org/