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Ms. Claudette Murtha
Salut! Welcome to our website! My name is Claudette Murtha and this is my 6th year teaching French at Palmer. I'm currently teaching French 5/6 SL and 1 combined class of French 7/8/9/10 SL. I have a bachelors degree in French and a minor in Spanish from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphsis in English as a Second Language (ESL) and a Masters in Educational Leadership. While I still get to teach three classes at Palmer High School I also serve as district corrdinator for World Language.
I believe in using Comprehensible Input as much as possible (90% or more) in the classroom. I also believe in using stories, authentic materials and some explicit grammar instruction. I believe students should be able to practice/product language from the very first week of class. We all learn in different ways at a different pacing but we are all created to be communicators so language acquisition is a natural part of who we are as individuals. I'm always open to learning and trying new methods in my classroom.