French is an Indo-European language and belongs to the family of Romance languages derived from Latin. French and English share common linguistic links with Latin. Through the study of French, students experience and engage with elements of Modern France and Francophone countries through Art, Film, Literature, Cuisine and Music.
Students will use French to communicate and interact with growing confidence in French while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens of the world.
- Students will use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings.
- Students will learn about France and other French-speaking territories/Cultures.
- Students will appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global communities through languages, culture, histories and economies.
- Students would be responsible for their own learning as they work independently and in groups.
- Students would use effective language learning strategies as they become life long language learners.
The Importance of Learning French
The ability to speak and understand French allows students to communicate with French-Speaking people in France, Canada and around the world, to understand and appreciate the history and evolution of their culture, and develop and benefit.
While French is not only the official language of France and Francophone countries, it’s also an administrative and widely spoken as a first language in these countries: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland in Europe; Québec in Canada; New Caledonia, Tahiti in the South Pacific Region; French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo etc…
French is by tradition the language of diplomacy. It’s an official language of many international organisations including The United Nations, The European Union, The Olympic Games and many others.
The Olympic Games and many others…
In the 21st Century, a strong relationship continues to exist through trade and investment, communication techniques, education, scientific and technological research and cultural exchanges.