Welcome to French

INTRODUCTION

Here at The Suthers School, our students benefit from having five lessons of French each week. Our students will learn to read, write, speak and listen in French by covering a number of authentic topics including personality, school, hobbies and interests, home town, food, holidays and the media. They will learn how to express viewpoints and understand French culture, as well as discuss key issues in society.

As well as learning the language, students will be learning about different French-speaking countries and cultures, which will prepare them well for an increasingly globalised world and workforce.

Learning a foreign language is so rewarding and it enables students to improve their literacy and problem solving skills as well as their ability to work in a team and independently. Students will be well equipped at the end of Year 8 to embark on their GCSE French course, which will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in greater depth and cover a wider range of grammar, with a focus on translation, literary texts and using a range of different tenses.

Homework

Students will receive a homework booklet and schedule for each module of study.

These booklets will contain the vocabulary and/or grammar they need to revise on any given week, as well as a variety of different exercises or tasks to support this.

This homework is designed to help improve their understanding and use of the basics as they get to grips with languages early on in year 7, and give them exposure to new language as well as different and varied cultural aspects of the French-speaking world.

Students may, in addition to, or instead of this, have some more extended pieces of writing or research projects to complete as homework to support the work done in lessons.

Parents can help by:

  • Helping your child to find the best way to learn vocabulary and phrases by heart.
  • Checking that homework is being completed to the best of your child's ability and handed in on time.
  • Encouraging pupils to seek help with problems prior to their next languages lesson.

Pupils can help themselves by:

  • Always having the right equipment
  • Listening carefully to their teacher and to others
  • Always completing their homework to the best of their ability and by the deadline
  • Learning vocabulary on a regular basis
  • Checking their work carefully for spelling and grammar
  • Asking for help BEFORE the homework is due in

Vocabulary learning - www.quizlet.com : see your homework booklet for detail or ask your teacher

PROUD

We take pride in our work and our student's books in French are exemplary. Students are encouraged to present their work well and respond to teacher feedback in order to improve the accuracy of their work and make sustained progress.

Trips to France

In year 8 students will have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to France.

Careers in languages

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly within businesses that trade internationally.

Jobs directly related to a language degree include:

Jobs where a language degree or joint with another discipline, would be useful include:

Here at The Suthers School, our students benefit from having five lessons of French each week. Our students will learn to read, write, speak and listen in French by covering a number of authentic topics including personality, school, hobbies and interests, home town, food, holidays and the media. They will learn how to express viewpoints and understand French culture, as well as discuss key issues in society.

As well as learning the language, students will be learning about different French-speaking countries and cultures, which will prepare them well for an increasingly globalised world and workforce.

Learning a foreign language is so rewarding and it enables students to improve their literacy and problem solving skills as well as their ability to work in a team and independently. Students will be well equipped at the end of Year 8 to embark on their GCSE French course which will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in greater depth and cover a wider range of grammar, with a focus on translation, literary texts and using a range of different tenses.

August 2018

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