The French department is a dynamic, enthusiastic department, which endeavours to make learning languages fun and meaningful. Our aim is to develop a life-long love of language learning in our students, to build their cultural awareness and to ensure that every student is able to reach his/her full potential. We will achieve this by delivering outstanding French lessons, which are well-structured, engaging and relevant to learners.
Students receive regular, effective feedback and are then allocated time within lessons and homework tasks to make any correction required, or develop their work further. We consistently emphasise that it is okay to make mistakes, believing where students really learn is in deciding how they move on from these errors. We provide the students with many opportunities for collaboration and independent work in each lesson.
Our department aims to encourage students to use the target language with each other in pair and group work. We ensure that students hear authentic language each time they are in French lessons. This open environment allows students to grow in confidence and not feel intimidated in speaking out in front of the class.