Information for Students
What are students saying about Mrs. Bailey's classes?
  • Study every single night because it really does help just to look over everything you did in class that day. And take advantage of the materials Madame gives you on Canvas and Quizlet."
  • "Stay caught up, do not be afraid to speak out and ask questions, and use your class time to practice this amazing language."
  • "Don't be afraid to make mistakes."
  • "Be assertive; speak in class."
  • "Try to fully utilize the practices and speaking opportunities you're given to improve your French."
  • "Honestly study. When she tells you to, do it. You can’t just do well in the class just by being there."
  • "Don't just mess around during the review games, they can be really helpful."

Where can I access my course resources?

Canvas is a learning management system that is used at BSHS to post course materials and assignments. All of Mrs. Bailey's classes have a Canvas page and students can access their page for French class by following the instructions on the Canvas QuickStart Guide linked below.

What should I do if I don't know a word?

Visit to look up unfamiliar vocabulary.  You can also use this online dictionary site to confirm verb conjugations by clicking on the "conjugator" for new verbs you have looked up.

What about Google Translate?  Should I use it?

"The use of Google Translate may be too easily accessed instead of really learning a language. An individual that has access to the translator may not put in the time or effort, to fully absorb the language. This can be a detriment, especially when it comes to high school students or those attending classes who may rely too much on this device. Further, Google Translate offers individuals the chance to translate without a full grasp of what is being presented before them. The result is a lack of true understanding if the translation is correct and whether or not the words are in the correct order."


How do I type accents on a computer?
Hold down the "ALT" key and type in a three-digit numeric code with the numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard. For example, typing ALT + 130 or ALT+ 0233 will produce "é":

â      ALT + 131 or 0226
à      ALT + 133 or 0224 
ä      ALT + 132 or 0228
ç      ALT + 135 or 0231
é      ALT + 130 or 0233
è      ALT + 138 or 0233 
ê      ALT + 136 or 0234
ë      ALT + 137 or 0235
î       ALT + 140 or 0238 
ï       ALT + 139 or 0239
ô      ALT + 147 or 0244
ù      ALT + 151 or 0249 
û      ALT + 150 or 0251
ü      ALT + 129 or 0252
œ     ALT + 0157

I have a question about my assignment.  What should I do?
If you have a question about an assignment or anything else related to French class, you should first check with a responsible classmate.  If your classmate is unable to help you find the answer to your question, contact Madame Bailey at [email protected].  If you do not receive a response to your question during the overnight hours, stop in and see Mrs. Bailey before school begins the next day.