Christ King Girls' Secondary School

French

Students study French for a variety of reasons:

  • French is spoken by more than 220 million people over 5 continents
  • It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken in the world. Along with English, it is the only language taught in every country of the world.
  • Over 40% of the English language comes directly from French so students can easily learn and understand French
  • It is the language of culture: cooking, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance and theatre
  • It is a language for travel, higher education, international relations and business.
  • It’s fun to learn and an absolute pleasure to speak and listen to! It is the most beautiful language in the world!

For more information about studying French, click on the link below:

http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony/promoting-french-around-the-world-7721/article/10-good-reasons-for-learning

French at Christ King

Students studying French start as beginners in first year and go right through to sixth year. The approach is always to study what’s relevant in the language so that if they go to a French-speaking country they should be able to communicate effectively, understand what they are reading and hearing and develop these skills as the years go by.

Our aim is also to encourage them to develop an appreciation of French culture and of language learning in general. We use a communicative approach to language teaching, with lessons conducted largely in French, supported by careful study and practice of grammar and vocabulary. We aim to develop the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing through a wide range of activities including: class oral work, pair work, group work, acting out dialogues, vocabulary learning, oral and written grammar drills, listening to and watching recorded material, songs, playing language games, dictation, using interactive computer resources and writing a wide variety of materials. All classes are mixed-ability as this is best practice and our results attest that students perform better in this context.

Resources

All classrooms are fitted with data-projectors and whiteboards and contain a wide variety of resources to make language learning as enjoyable and effective as possible. Teachers differentiate to cater for the range of needs and ability within the classrooms.

The Language laboratory

Christ King is unique in its provision of a language laboratory, which allows students to practise their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. We use authentic material and online resources to enhance classwork and maximise opportunities for differentiation.

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South Douglas Road,
Cork,
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