Take a look inside Madame Gadié’s first grade French class.
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Take a look inside Madame Gadié’s first grade French class.


[counting in French] My name is Madame Gadié, and I am the French teacher here at Shepherd. [In French: what’s your name?] Mademoiselle Elsa When they start learning language at this age, they’re more appreciative. They’re going to try to know more about the world, outside of the one that they’re living in. And so in terms of opportunity, job opportunity … travel … that’s huge. [In French: It’s the …?] [Student in French: The cafeteria.] [In French: The cafeteria! [In French: Good! It’s your turn, now roll this.] We know that we’re not living in isolation, the world is really interconnected. So when we have this opportunity to expose the students to international education via foreign language, it’s really important. The earlier you start, the better it is, because at this age, you can change their perspective very easily. Knowing that, it’s not just about their country. The world is their country.

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