Mrs. Barbara Abell

photo for d2l french  My journey in education has followed a path teaching in schools face-to-face from K through 12 and college. I have taught French, English, ESOL and Spanish. For the past ten years I have taught virtual courses in French, ESOL and Spanish. My student have been from ten states, Bermuda, Mexico, Dubai and India.

My study of French began in high school and continued at Mercer University, Macon, GA, where I added Spanish as a minor. At Emory University, Atlanta, GA, I received an MA with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. At Georgia State University I completed graduate studies in ESOL (ELL.) I love to teach, and no matter which subject is involved, what challenges and fulfills me is working with students and seeing them grow and succeed.
I started in face-to-face schools and have been teaching virtually for over twelve years. Virtual education is an exciting and growing field. Using the remarkable tools that the digital age has produced gives us all a whole new world learning…a world engaging us in fresh approaches to education.

Welcome to French in your virtual classroom.  You are going to learn a language that will literally change your life.  Your grasp of English will be enhanced.  Over 50,000 English words have their origin in French. French is spoken by more than 260 million people on five continents. It is the official language, or one of the official languages, of 70 nations. It’s also the second-most commonly studied foreign language, after English.

Surely you want to travel!  France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year. Speaking and reading French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France.

This is not an exhaustive list of how you will be enriched by learning French.  One last one, or maybe the foremost one, learning French is the pleasure of learning a beautiful, rich, melodious language.  Welcome, again to our class.

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