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French Club

Whether you have taken French classes before and want to keep learning or whether you are brand new to the French language and culture, this is the club for you! Each month we will meet to learn more about the beautiful French language and the cultures in which French is spoken. Most meetings will begin with a Francophone “text” (song, comic, picture book, video, article, recipe, advertisement, etc.), and then we’ll do an activity together to practice a language skill or engage with the culture. This club is open to all Excelsior students, from those with no experience learning French to those who have previously studied it or are currently doing so. Together, let’s discover the practices, products, and perspectives of French-speakers around the world!

Mrs. Fair has a degree in French and English from Harding University and has taught French I through AP French IV in public schools and was a French club and French Honors Society sponsor. She has led student trips to France and Spain, and she currently teaches the Language Arts Bridge Class for Excelsior Classes.

This club meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM ET. The fall semester runs September 16th, 2021 through December 16th, 2021. The spring semester runs January 20th, 2022 through April 21st, 2022. Registrations are accepted throughout the year.

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Elise Fair

Elise Fair is a lover of language and story who is blessed to be able to teach and learn from young people. Originally from Ohio, she has an English and French degree with teaching certification from Harding University, located in Arkansas. She taught both English and French at a Texas public high school for five years, and during that time, she was also a club sponsor and team leader. Elise led international student trips to France and Spain, provided professional development for other teachers, and served as a campus instructional coach (helping teachers in various disciplines grow and improve).Teaching multiple grade levels has given her experience with students of widely varying skill levels, and being a teacher of both English and French gives her deeper insight into the nature and structure of language.

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