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“A different language is a different vision of life.”
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” – Charlemagne
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At Good Shepherd, children start to learn French in Year 3 and continue right through to the end of Year 6. The children learn to exchange information in simple terms about topics relating to themselves, their families, their hobbies and where they live. They are also introduced to the culture of France and French-speaking countries.
The main emphasis is to have fun and to instil a love of language learning and ignite curiosity about other languages and cultures. The emphasis is on developing vocabulary and basic grammatical structures, with the ultimate goal being authentic communication at a basic level. When the children leave Good Shepherd, they will have acquired the language learning skills they need for Secondary school.
Click on the links below to practise your French!
A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At Good Shepherd we are committed to ensuring that competence and enthusiasm in learning another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. We endeavour to guide our children to become and grow as global citizens, developing skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French in KS2 focuses on the 4 areas: reading, writing, speaking and understanding the culture and provides an appropriate balance of these domains, laying the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.