parlez vous francais?
Last Christmas my sister-in-law was telling me about her daughter's Chinese immersion program in first grade. I was fascinated with the idea, and off-handedly said I would be interested in doing a French immersion program with my girls. Alanna said that there were some in SLC, and ever since then the idea has festered in my mind. I've been researching schools that do have French language programs, and the question is: How much should my desire for my girls to learn French in elementary school influence where we move? It is thinking four years in the future, but since Trevor is planning to stay with Verite for at least that long, if not longer, then the idea is not irrelevant. I'm planning on calling each of the schools and finding out more about their programs (Are they even likely to have such a program in four years? How are the children chosen for the program? Does it matter if you live in or out of the school boundaries? etc.). The idea of having my daughters chat in French with me fills me with a deep happiness. I could be a room mom, helping the kids read in French, and I'd be more than able to help with their homework...and I even thought to have a goal to bring the whole family to France when the twins graduate high school if they keep with it. Vive la France!