C_l_e_0..Q_c Posted August 7, 2008 Share Posted August 7, 2008 A thread on the accelerated board has been hijacked to talk about France's long distance education program, aka CNED. Since it's not related to accelerated kids, I'm moving the talk here. Cleo- I would love an overview of the program if you have a minute. Are the lessons on CDRom's DVDs or are they web cast? If you have a local tutor can they just correct the homework, or do they have to watch the lessons also? My dd is also interested in going to France and she's a little nervous about the academic rigor. I had been looking into the French Amazon as a way of getting some of the curriculum, (as discussed on an earlier thread) The CNED sounds kind of cool! So--do you purchase textbooks in addition to the web program? (and then if you have a tutor--what happens after the tutor corrects the assignments? Is it like a once a week program with one assignment? (or more than one? ) And what is the cost--say you start out with one course for one year? I couldn't figure the website either! How many hours per week would the tutor need to work for this program? (we have a great one and reasonable, I'm just not sure how much more he would be available) I've always had a wish to get the satellite with the Paris programming--this sounds like a better program for students--do you get grades? Thanks so much!!! I wish they had a US office to call!!! Can I ask a question? My DD 6yr old is bilingual. We just moved from france to Oz three months ago. I have been looking at the CNED programme but I'm not bilingual, so I have been struggling a bit. I did not realise that you can just choose 'one' area of study - I thought that you had to choose the whole school programme, IFYKWIM. Obviously I am only looking at the CP level this year..... My dream is to go to France for 3 months every year and start DD in school with her friends every year in Sept....... Do you have any suggestions for me - I really do what to keep her bilingual but I am struggling already and its only 3 months down the track....she refuses to speak French with me, so I have a french babysitter come in and speak with her, however I think some more formal would be better. TIA Fi CNED is an old fashioned approach to school. Actual paper and pencils! And the books are of high quality, glossy paper, nice covers (not hardcovers though). Depending on your subject, it may also come with an audio CD. In first grade (CP) French and Music come with audio CDs. The child has to send a audio tape back every 6 weeks, reading out loud or reciting poems for French, and with a music production for music. The teacher will answer with an audio tape too, so you get to hear your teacher's voice. At higher levels, there is internet communication too, although I have no experience with it yet. We dropped the CNED for a few years, and will be going back this September. I do know there's internet communication between teacher and student, but also between students all over the world, all in French. There are 3 ways of registering for CNED: 1. subsidized classes, 2. open classes, 3. Ã la carte. Subsidized classes: This is accessible to anyone who doesn't live near a French school. The French govt will be paying for your child studies. At primary level it will cost you about 100$ for the whole year, all books, teacher reviews of the work, and official transcript at the end of the year. The child will have a France student ID. For this to be accessible, you have to work with your local France consulate. They are the ones who will green light your inscription. Open classes: Same as above except it's mucho more $$. About 700$. However, you do not need permission from the consulate. And you don't get an official transcript at the end, the child is not officially a France student. You do bypass red tape. This is the only approach available to those living near a French school, but don't want to send their kids to school there (like me!) A la carte: If you're only interested in the French class, you can go this route. You pay only for the class, the books when appropriate. You get exactly the same level of service as the other two, but limited to the French class. Of course, no transcript at the end of the year, but the class will be awarded marks. http://www.cned.fr Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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