It’s the beginning of another exciting year of French and we can’t wait to get started!
The Kindergartners will be learning about greetings and days of the week over the coming lessons. Grade 1 will be doing a unit on colours.
Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will all be following the Comete French course programme. This course is progressive and covers many different topics. At the heart of it are plenty of games and songs, and lots of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to keep our students motivated! To begin with, the Grade 3s will look at greetings and learn how to talk about themselves. Grade 4s will start with a topic on “Family”. Grade 5s will learn about languages in French and learn how to say where they live. Our Grade 6s will learn how to say where things are.
We get much more in-depth in French at the MYP level. Our Grade 7 and 8 students will be following a course entitled Equipe. Grade 7s will do a recap on greetings and the alphabet. They will also learn how to address people in France. The Grade 8 students continue with the second book in the Equipe series and will begin a unit on clothing.
Both the Grade 7s and 8s have finished their coursework this week.
The Grade 7s learned how to describe in detail where they live. They also talked about the furniture in their bedrooms and revised colours.
The Grade 8s completed their unit on a visit to France, and wrote a letter describing their last summer holiday. They wrapped up the unit with the final episode of the soap opera.
Next week, we turn to revision for our final tests of the year.
We are hard at work again, following our Easter break!
The Grade 7s have been talking about meals, and learning how to say what there is and isn’t. They also learned prices of foods, and studied the Euro. The students were able to look at some real Euro currency. They also studied quantities of food and packaging. The group began the sixth and final unit of our course this week, learning about the climate in Francophone countries. They also learned where French and other common languages are spoken around the world. This proved to be quite an interesting topic! Next, we shall talk about the weather and learn how to give a weather forecast.
The Grade 8 group continued their study on holidays and learned how to describe a trip in more detail. They played a game, ‘Game of Consequences’, and had quite a bit of fun reading out some of the students’ destinations! The fifth unit of our book, ended with our soap opera, and we now look forward to the sixth and final episode at the end of unit 6. The class started this unit by learning about what’s available in town. Next, we shall look at how to ask for directions on how to get to these places.