Michele Proia

Michele Proia is a foreign language teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey.

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Pardon my French: Why the Language of Love Is Still Relevant

Posted by Michele Proia on Apr 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Very rarely do we question the practical, lifelong applications of a high school class. When was the last time you wondered, for instance, whether Ohm’s Law would be useful in your career? Or, does knowing that James Buchanan was our 15th President have an impact on your earning capacity? And, what about those sines and cosines — what practical meaning could they possibly offer to your life? With foreign language, however, the “useful” question invariably comes up and many times families choose a course of language study based upon its pragmatic value. So, let’s explore the practical side of learning language in general and learning French in particular.

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