French

The Staff:

Ms T Dauhoo: Teacher of French and Art
Mrs A Khalil: Teacher of French & Arabic

Language education is an integral part of a balanced school curriculum. It plays an important role in preparing learners for effective participation as global citizens of the 21st century. Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster learners’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable learners to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping learners to study and work in other countries.

The key concepts in French are linguistic competence, knowledge about language, intercultural understanding & creativity.

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Themes

Yr 7

Greetings
Classroom
Gender
Family
Members
Numbers
Time
House
House & activities
Classroom instructions
Expressing opinions
Likes/dislikes
School subjects &
routines
Hobbies/ interests
Independent Reading
Letter Writing
Themes

Yr 8

Famille et domicile

Family
Jobs
Where people live
Weather
Routine
French celebrities

Free time

Last weekend
Last night
Hobbies
Perfect tense
My last weekend
TV programmes in France

Invitations

Going out
Making excuses
Clothing
Shopping
Europe
Fashion

Food and Drink

My food
French food
Party
Market
Restaurant
French specials

Holidays

My holidays
Countries
Holiday centre
International holidays
Life in other countries
French Revolution

Friends

My friends
Pocket money
Social activities
Verbs and tenses
I would like…
Telling jokes

What will learners be required to do in class and at home?

Learners are expected to come to lesson fully equipped including their exercise book. A text book and dictionary will be provided to them during the lesson. Learners are expected to

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
    • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
    • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
    • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
    • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
    • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
    • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, such as (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs.

How will learners be assessed?

All learners will be assessed half-termly ,through a Reading and Writing task set as a homework and a Listening and Speaking test on the topic being studied during that half-term.

Useful resources:
Maps of the World and France
Realia like newspaper, pamphlets, leaflets, menus
French websites Linguascope

Who you should see if you have any questions:
Please contact Ms Dauhoo if you have any queries by either writing a note in your daughter’s planner or leaving a message at reception

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