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Los Angeles, California 90012
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Monsieur Joyet, standing against the wind, with poppies in the background.

Monsieur Joyet, standing against the wind, with poppies in the background.

My pedagogic philosophy is simple: Giving a student the answer is like giving a student a fish.  Showing a student where to find the answer is like teaching a student how to fish.  The first strategy feeds the student in the moment, or for a day.  The second strategy keeps a student fed for a lifetime. Doing so with wit and humor is the best method.

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Last update August 14, 2015

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Bonjour  !

We're halfway through the semester!

It's a fact: students who study do better!  Students who study in groups do even better!

If at any time you have questions, email is the best method for contacting me scj4944@lausd.net

Schooloop will not be updated again until all finals have been completed, and grades have been finalized. 

Try to enjoy the suspense.

Miss a day, a quiz or falling behind?   Need to work-off a Mouton?  Attend French tutoring.

Forget your resources?  Speaking English in class?  Didn't do your work?  Can't put away your phone?  Complete a Mouton and come to French tutoring to work off your Mouton(s) !

We have 3.5 hours a week in class to study French.  Prepared students participate, and advance faster, allowing more time for fun and creativity when they have done their work in advance.  Just 1.2 pages a day in your carnet

Like music?!  Of course you do.  Relearn everything you think you know in English, but in French with Henri Dès, you'll find him and other suggestions on the Listen page.

Your le carnet de français by level guides are here:  French 1, French 2, French 3.

Your sample final exams are located in your French level lockers!  (Locker 1, Locker 2, Locker 3)

Test your knowledge of French in English.

Khan Academy is now all in French!

In the month of May brave French students take the French AP test because no one is paying attention, et pourquoi pas?!

Vive le rire et la tolérance!

Allez!  A bientôt!

Monsieur Joyet!


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Pensez mes amis !

Pensez mes amis !

« Il est impossible d'être trop habillé ou trop éduqué. » Citation d'Oscar Wilde, Le Portrait de Dorian Gray