Goal Setting in French Class: A How-To Guide


Goal Setting in French Class: A How-To Guide


French class can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! One of the best ways to make sure that your students meet their goals is through effective goal setting and self-assessment during class. In this how-to guide, we’ll walk you through how to help your students set goals in French class, evaluate their performance against those goals, and use their performance as motivation. Ready to get started? Let’s dive right in!


Why set goals?

Setting goals is an important part of French class because it helps students to focus their attention on what they want to get out of the class. If they set realistic and specific goals, students will be more likely to reach them. Plus, this will help with self-assessment so students can identify what they need to work on and what areas of French are their strengths.


What are some good goals to set for French class?

Some good goals for students in language class are to improve the vocabulary, work on pronunciation, learn common phrases, and try to speak to their peers in the target language. It is important for your students to set these goals for themselves so that they can be successful and make the most of their time in French class.


How can students assess their own progress towards their goals?

It can be difficult for students to assess their own progress towards their goals in French class. But, with practice self-reflection can become a natural part of the classroom routine.  Are you looking to create meaningful opportunities for student self-assessment in the French classroom? Give your students the tools to assess their own learning with these 10 forms. They provide opportunities for your students to reflect on their learning, speaking, and writing skills in French class. Included in this resource from The French Nook, are 6 different self-assessment forms and 4 goal setting sheets. There are many uses for these forms: Use to set goals throughout the year, as assessment after a project or presentation. At reporting time, use this as a lead in to conversations at Parent Teacher conferences.

student self-assessment and goal setting sheets


What should I do if my students aren’t reaching their goals?

If you are finding that some of your students are not reaching their goals, have a one-on-one meeting with them to see if you can help provide additional supports, or can help break down their goals into smaller, more attainable steps. Try to ensure your students are creating SMART goals. SMART is an acronym to help create attainable goals. SMART stands for:








Check out this article from Asana on how to write SMART goals.

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