Phone: EXT. 7588
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. French and English Sewanee: The University of the South M.A. Ed. University of Alabama in Birmingham French Education K-12 M.A. Comparative Literature (French and American Literature concentration) The University of Nottingham, UK
Ms. Katie Thomas
Bonjour! This is Ms. Thomas's 6th year teaching French to 8th and 9th grade students at MBJH. As someone who has lived, studied, and worked in France, she has experienced the benefits and importance of learning French first-hand and is excited to lead you on your journey with the language!
Ms. Thomas graduated with undergraduate degrees in French and English from Sewanee, and then had opportunity to teach English classes at the University of Nantes in France for two years. She then lived with a host family Paris as an au pair while also taking French classes. She continued her studies of French language and literature abroad at The University of Nottingham, England, completing a Master's in Comparative Literature. Afterwards, she went on to complete a Master's degree in Education: French K-12 at UAB.
What makes French unique from other languages at MBJH?
♦ We celebrate French holiday traditions with our Bûche de Noël (yule log cake) competition every December and Chandeleur, an in-class crêpe making day, every February.
♦ We allow all students to retake assessments where they scored below expected proficiency standards, so that students can show they have learned concepts and demonstrated mastery of skills before moving on! Ms. Thomas is dedicated to helping you improve your French and she is available for extra tutoring or retakes before school or during AO.
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