Module to introduce students to French and recap for those who have studied it in primary school. We look at greetings, spellings, numbers, dates. Also we'll talk about classroom, colours, family, hobbies and where you live. We'll introduce students to basic grammar: definite and indefinite articles, adjectives and genders, possessive adjectives and the verbs 'avoir' and 'etre'
There are two assessments at the end of Term 1; Speaking and writing. Students will build upon their speaking practice to develop their conversational skills of question and answer and take part in a short exchange asking and answering questions in French. They will also complete a basic translation exercise and a short paragraph putting together all the language they have studied in the unit. Students will be also be assessed regularly through vocab tests.
Students are introduced to French in a way which builds confidence in their ability to converse with others in the Target Language. Students build upon their previous learning of French grammar and learn to apply it to their understanding of French. This consolidates their understanding of literacy and will enable students to become more articulate across their learnt languages.
Students are encouraged to speak to each other in French through role-plays and practice dialogues. This creates a sense of fun and students feel safe to make mistakes which leads to a communicative and productive classroom environment.
In this unit pupils learn to talk about themselves in more detail, as well as listening and reading about other people, using a range of adjectives and endings, as well as pronouns (je, tu, il/elle) in the present tense.
Two skills are tested in this assessment: Listening and Reading. Each assessment is designed to test students' ability to: read for context, to pick out key information and to apply their understanding of 1st to 3rd person singular conjugation of verbs studied in the present tense. Students will be also be assessed regularly through vocab tests.
Students will be given the opportunity to put themselves first and to describe themselves - personality and centres of interests, They will also be able to engage in conversation and to use the third person to describe their friends and family as well as their role models and people they admire in the world of sports.
Learners will reflect on their own selves and others, which helps them become more aware of others within their community and beyond.
Students will talk about what they do in their free time depending on the weather. They will also discuss what other people like doing. Students will consider more ER verbs and some irregular verbs. Sport will be considered using 'jouer a' and 'faire de' and students will revise 'opnions' and 'infinitive'.
Students will sit a speaking and writing task based on their hobbies and free time. Speaking will take the form of a role play and the written task will encompass translation tasks and a short written piece (40 words) in present tense about their past times. Students will be also be assessed regularly through vocab tests.
This unit allows students to broaden their conversational French to allow them to express their free time and sporting interests in French. Students will also learn how to speak in the 3rd person which gives them the opportunity to speak about their role-models. Students begin to feel much more comfortable in speaking French as they gain in confidence, as well as in vocabulary.
This unit facilitates student conversation and dialogue as it appeals to their own hobbies and interests thus allowing students to feel more at ease in expressing their opinions and thoughts.
Students will discuss school, subject facilities and school day routine. They will learn different ways of giving opinions as well as new grammar concepts such as partitive articles and the 'on' form. This module will introduce longer texts and start students learning lots of new vocabulary.
Students will sit a listening and reading task based on the content taught during the mon collège topic. They will answer a variety of multiple choice and comprehension questions on longer texts to check for understanding of gist and detail. Students will be also be assessed regularly through vocab tests.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about a topic which is relevant to all children. This will allow them to develop an interest in the educational system in Franco-speaking countries which will further broaden their understanding of cultural issues and differences between French and English education systems.
Students will be able to compare and contrast the differences between the British and Francophile countries' educational systems which will build cultural interest and tolerance.