Mrs. Harkonen's

French as a Second Language

To help keep this site running, I have moved it over to free hosting, that way you can keep using it. There are no updates to the content on the site and everything from the old site should now be moved over.

Alberta French Curriculum (FSL)

Welcome to my website!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Mrs. Farran Harkonen. I am a grade five teacher with a passion for learning and teaching languages! Having studied French since Kindergarten, I have come to especially love the langue d'amour.

The Alberta French Curriculum

Since beginning my teaching career (a very short while ago), it has become apparent to me that there are a lack of French Language Learning resources available to French As a Second Language (FSL) Teachers based on the Alberta French Curriculum. This lack of resources can be daunting for teachers to plan and administer lessons who have very little knowledge of the French Language. For this reason, I decided to create a webpage to help support teachers who are looking for resources or assistance in instructing FSL. Many of the resources listed here have been created from scratch to meet the Alberta French Curriculum guidelines. By August 2014, my goal is to have a resource bank available for Grade Four and Five FSL teachers (Based On The Alberta French Curriculum). I have already begun to post PowerPoints, Keynotes, iMovies, songs, plays, projects, websites, Apps and activities that are grade level specific (mainly in the grade four section of my website). I will continue posting resources throughout the 2013/ 2014 school year and summer in the grade five category. I hope that my site will provide you with some ideas and that you will come to love instructing French as much as I do!