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French

Bonjour a tous. Bienvenue!

Dans notre ecole, nous apprenons français.

 

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith

 

The class teachers teach French language to each class in KS2. French culture is embedded within these lessons.

At Amesbury, we strive to teach French in a way that promotes a life-long love of learning languages. Our pupils learn to listen, understand and respond to spoken language first, as we believe it is of utmost importance for our pupils to build on their oracy skills. Listening, repeating and practising French language in a similar way to learning English. Then they learn how to express their ideas in writing. Pupils learn grammatical structures necessary to develop their language learning skills and support the study of languages in Key Stage 3.

In order to explore the patterns and sounds of the language, throughout KS2, pupils are introduced to stories, songs and poems in French, including those from a range of Francophone countries around the world. Elements of the history and geography of French-speaking countries are also incorporated into the language learning process to enhance the learning experience.

 ‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupil’s curiosity with the world’. Languages Programmes of Study, 2013.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒Nelson Mandela