All About Amity Interns!
Our Amity Intern program makes Charlemagne special.
Every year, Charlemagne accepts teaching interns from French-speaking countries around the world. Interns enrich our school community enormously by sharing their culture and language and a global perspective. Interns also enhance students’ academic experiences by supporting teachers with French language instruction in classrooms.
Hear directly from students and staff about how interns have impacted their French Immersion experience by watching our short video!
Teacher Testimonials – Why We Value Our Interns
Our teachers love having interns in their classrooms—it is a mutually beneficial experience. Here’s what some of them have to say:
“Having an intern in my classroom is truly a rewarding experience. Students get to hear another young adult speaking French and gain a whole new perspective on language!
“Every year, our interns connect so well in our school community! Some of the them end up volunteering with after-school activities or big school events which lends a whole new element tour immersion program!
“Students are naturally curious and having an intern in my classroom connects them to something beyond the work we do every day. Interns heighten the expectations of speaking French and students have a real audience—not just their teachers—to practice speaking.
“An intern in my classroom means I can get to more students in a shorter amount of time because there are two of us speaking French! I can rely on her to help check-in with students, have one-on-one times for reading or writing, and teach fun lessons on Francophone art and music.
Example of an Intern’s Day – How they help
|Morning||Prepare Classroom||-Clean & Tidy the room
-Prepare teaching materials
|Morning Greeting||-Welcome students
-Connect & help students transition into class
|Small Groups||French||-Speak French (build immersion, vocabulary, improve pronunciation)
– Run teaching games (i.e. “Sparkle”)
– Run small groups (provide more individualized attention)
|Reading||– Run small groups
– Correct reading
– Improve comprehension
|Math||– Run small groups
– Play math games
– Help individuals that need more attention
|Recess||-Wearing a bright jacket, oversee recess (safety deterrent to strangers)
– Help tie shoes
-Talk to children who are having a hard time
– Escort children from room to recess
|Lunch||Lunch||-Help open lunch containers
-Help kids transition between recess & lunch
|Afternoon||Afternoon Greetings||-Help students transition from lunch/recess to classroom|
|French, Math, Reading||-Run small groups
-Provide individualized attention
|End of Day||-Tidy up the classroom|