« Les limites de ma langue sont les bornes de mon monde »
The limits of my language are the limits of my world
French is taught from a communicative approach with listening, speaking, reading and writing skills interwoven with culture. There are a variety of teaching and learning methods including using Internet video clips and podcasts of native speakers, individual computer applications for vocabulary and grammar, pair and group work for speaking and conversation, a variety of text types for reading and promoting writing skills and recording conversations with digital cameras. French is learned using relevant topics or themes which move from the immediate world of the student ( year 9) , to survival French for travel (years 10 and 11) to near fluency or fluency, in a wide variety of contexts both concrete and abstract, (years 12 and 13). Structures, vocabulary and grammar are covered according to themes and student level.