Bienvenue à la classe de M. Hartnell

Welcome to my classroom!

I invite you to explore this website and the resources that I have put together for you; whether you are a student, parent, or fellow teacher, my hope is that this website can be a useful and powerful tool that supports French learning. This website serves as an amalgamation of resources that I have curated throughout my career. Hopefully you find it helpful and do keep an eye out for new content as I’m constantly re-evaluating, building, and adding new resources as I become aware of them. But first, I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Monsieur Hartnell and I am a primary French Immersion teacher. My resources are mainly geared towards Primary French Immersion/Primary/Junior Core French. If you are looking for resources that are more geared towards Junior French Immersion, check out the link for Madame Hartnell’s blog at the top right-hand tab on this page.

Now more about my philosophy and my teaching.

I believe that a strong foundation in oral French is essential and that learning French should be fun. These beliefs are very evident in everything I do and that you see in my classroom.  In my classroom, there are many incentive-based strategies systems, which are used to encourage students to take risks. French is the language of communication in my French Immersion classroom. In order to build students confidence and ease in using French to communicate, there are a number of systems in place that promote risk-taking and communicating in French. Part of risk-taking is trying even when you don’t have the right answer and being okay with being wrong sometimes. With time, practice, patience and support, you can develop independence and confidence in your abilities. These systems are based on positive reinforcement and reward students for using French, for reminding others to speak French and for encouraging students to support others who need support in speaking French.

If you are a student, I encourage you to check out the "Mots de la semaine" and "French Resources for Students" pages where you find many different games, songs, videos and activities, as well as tablet apps in French.  

If you are a parent, I recommend visiting the "French Resources for Parents" page, where you will find many valuable resources about how to support your child's learning at home.

If you are a teacher, I suggest visiting the "Resources for Teachers" page, where you will find out more about my classroom set up, classroom rules, strategies that I use to promote French speaking and how I use games in French class.