Teacher in Charge: Dr A. Moir Scott
French is useful: it is the official language of some of our closest Pacific neighbours (New Caledonia and French Polynesia) and of 59 nations around the world so is well worth learning.
French is fun: you learn through pair and group work, role plays, games, songs, competitions, movies, interactive technologies, and our blended online course books, Accès Studio and Studio 1. Food is a feature of the programme in the prizes, calendar events, and festivals.
The main theme of the Year 9 programme is Introductions. You are introduced to France, to French culture, to learning a second language, and to other learners of French like yourself.
Our modules include communicating about:
Example of an end of Year 9 Speaking:
Learning French is an end in itself but it is also a stepping stone to learning other languages and a good skill to support any career. This is because French is spoken in 59 countries around the world. Regardless of your intended career, French will open doors to exciting new opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you.Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Optional but highly recommended: $5.00 French breakfast, $10.00 Workbook, $50 Education Perfect (this is a single charge for all languages, science and maths), $20 ImmerseMe.
Students must also purchase a 1B5 exercise book for classwork (approximately $2.00).
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.