Welcome to French

As a department we are passionate about French because we firmly believe that learning a foreign language is extremely rewarding and improves the quality of life. It also enables students to improve their literacy, problem solving skills as well as working in a team and independently. In a multilingual, global society, even a little bit of language goes a long way.

All students begin by studying French in Year 7 and 8. Our students will learn to read, write, speak and listen in French covering a number of authentic topics including personality, school, hobbies and interests, home town, food, holidays and the media.

As well as learning the language, students will learn about different French speaking countries and cultures, which will prepare them well for an increasingly globalised world and workforce. Students will be well equipped at the end of Year 8 to embark on the Edexcel GCSE French course which will study these topics in more depth and cover a wider range of grammar, with a focus on translation, literary texts and using a range of different tenses.

Links to useful information

dict.cc

wordreference.com

languageskills.co.uk (available for free after 16:00)

BBC Bitesize (French)

SAM Learning

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