For more than two decades, French-speaking Wolves players have been visiting French classes at local high schools to give students an opportunity to learn the language from a native speaker. Wolves players are eager to continue this program during the 2021-22 school year — and this year’s visits will be conducted virtually over Zoom in order to maximize safety.
Each visit generally runs for about one hour (or the length of a class period) and is recommended for more advanced classes. This is because we encourage the class to be conducted primarily in French — or as much as possible while maximizing the benefit for the students.
Typically, the player starts the class by talking about himself; where he grew up, how he started playing hockey, how he ended up here, etc. After he is done, we open it up to a question-and-answer session. The students prepare questions for the players and address them in French, which gives students the opportunity to both listen and speak with a native French speaker. Of course each class is different, so we’re happy to coordinate the curriculum with teachers prior to the visit.
If you are interested in setting up a Virtual French Class Visit or would like more information about this program, please contact Courtney Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org.