Carmen Behrens
Eiffel Tower picture
WHS France Trip, 2008
Phone: (262) 472-8378
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Why Whitewater?
Bonjour! I am excited to be in my twentieth year of teaching at WMS. I was very happy to begin my teaching career in this community and have never left! From the quality of education to the small town feel, Whitewater has so much to offer.

I truly love my job as it allows me to combine two of my greatest passions--the French language and working with middle school students. I have also had wonderful experiences leading groups of WHS students on nine or ten day tours of France in  2005, 2008, and 2015.

Before coming to the Whitewater School District, I earned my bachelor's degree from UW-Whitewater with a double major in French and English. During this time, I spent a semester abroad in Rouen, France. I also had the opportunity to take some graduate courses in Nice, France before completing my master's degree from UW-Whitewater in 2003.  In addition, I earned my reading license in 2013.

Please take a few moments to browse my website. I encourage students to check back frequently. Daily assignments and upcoming test dates are always posted. In addition, each class has a LINKS page where students can find helpful review games for various units.
French 6
French 6 is a required course which meets every other day for a semester. The many hands-on activities and games ensure students have fun as they explore a new language and culture. The emphasis is on elementary vocabulary, the importance of learning a world language and the French-speaking world.
French 7
French 7 is a required course which meets every other day for a semester. This course builds on the vocabulary learned in French 6 with more of an emphasis on grammar and communication. The many student-centered activities keep students moving and learning!
French 8
French 8 is a continuation of content learned in French 6 and French 7. This course meets every day for a year. The curriculum of French 8 is the equivalent of French I at the high school, thus, if students do well, they may continue directly into French II as freshmen. While this course is more rigorous than the exploratory classes, students enjoy using their increasing vocabulary to communicate in a different language!