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“Les limites de ma langue sont les limites de mon monde.” -French proverb (The limits of my language are the limits of my world) 


What is magic about studying French?

Language is, in itself, a magical thing, allowing people to communicate, tell stories, build relationships, transact necessary exchanges, as well as to puzzle, move, excite and annoy others, to build bridges or to tear them down, to amuse, to entertain or inform. 


What will pupils miss if they do not study French?

Learning another language ensures: you meet lots of new people; have a major advantage in the workplace; travel becomes easier and more fulfilling; you gain cultural knowledge and perspective; have access to more information and entertainment; your communication skills improve; learning other languages is made easier too; you can help more people; improvement of memory, attention-span and problem solving abilities; delays in the effects of ageing; a boost in your creativity, and importantly, your self-confidence soars! 


What is unique about the study of French?

Uniqueness of learning French:

1. You can talk to more people.

2. It’s a major advantage in the workforce.

3. Travelling is easier and more fulfilling.

4. You gain cultural knowledge and perspective.

5. You have access to more information and entertainment.

6. It improves your communication skills.

7. It makes other languages easier too.

8. It improves cognitive functions.

9. It delays the effects of ageing.

10. It boosts creativity.

11. Your self-confidence will soar.


French curriculum intent statement: 

The intent of our French programme of study is to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The aim is to broaden pupils’ horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develop new ways of seeing the world. Teaching should enable pupils 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 develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. Pupils should develop a competency that is both broad and deep in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing based on a sound foundation of core grammar, vocabulary and phonics. They should also be able to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy. 

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