After nearly a year of our blog, and more than a year of FranceABC, we reached out to hear what you had to say. We got some great responses, and we’re still looking forward to seeing more!
First and foremost, we wanted to say a huge thank you. Our loyal students and new students alike are what keep us motivated. Watching your improvement over the past year - facing head on the challenges that COVID has presented, with continuing passion and dedication to learning French, has inspired us and kept us moving forward. We appreciate your continued commitment to attending classes each and every time, putting your best French forward, and bringing each of your unique personalities to our lessons.
Secondly, we are taking into account what each of your feedback contains and seeing how we can work it into our lessons and our blog. While we can’t reveal anything yet, we want you to know we’re listening.
Finally, please do complete the feedback forms if you haven’t already. This is absolutely valuable for us. We appreciate and respect all of your commentary - what works and what doesn’t - in order to help us improve both our lessons and our blog.
Now, without further ado, here are some highlights from feedback. Student Feedback
Our students had some wonderful things to say about their classes, which helped show us what we need to keep up. Out of respondents, 66% said they liked ‘learning about creatures under the sea’ and ‘The ones where i get to learn animals.’ We like animals too! One student even said they’d like to see more about animals and games in our lessons.
What we also found exciting was that many of our students wanted to learn French because their friends speak the language. Though it seems students haven’t yet started to speak French with their friends, based on survey responses, we believe that this is to do with confidence and fluency. As long as the desire to learn French is there, students will become comfortable and fluent enough to speak French with their friends. One respondent said they would like to become ‘more fluent in speaking’ and another noted that they would like to learn ‘Words and phrases i can use in school.’
We hear you! The most important thing to remember is time and patience. Fluency is about consistent practice over a longer period of time. After all, language fluency is not about rote memorisation of phrases, vocabulary, and grammar rules, but about learning the language inside and out.
Thank you to all our students who have so far contributed responses to our survey. If your child hasn’t already, please consider helping them do so.
Hearing from both our students and their parents is crucial for gaining a full picture of our classes and their efficacy. So we really appreciate the time you took to contribute to our feedback forms.
We’re glad to hear that 83.3% of respondents noted a rise in their child’s interest in French, and the same percent have noticed progress in their child’s report cards since starting with FranceABC. As our weekly feedback reports have been useful to parents in this way, we’ll continue on with these.
Finally, we’re working on testing new blog ideas, keeping in mind feedback from respondents which asked for more pop cultural references, film recommendations, and recipes. If you haven’t already, please share your favourite blog posts on your social media and we’ll work hard to make sure the blogs feed your interests.
Still Accepting Respondents
Once again, if you haven’t yet filled out the survey, please do. It takes around 5-10 minutes to complete, as most questions are multiple choice. We would love to hear back from all our students and parents, both about their experience of FranceABC and our blog. Keep an eye on our social media and our blog for updates!
Contact Bryton to find out how you can contribute to our survey. Here’s to another great year ahead!