27 November 2017

French News

Bonjour! Now that we have completed school-wide testing of the boys, in line with the Australian Curriculum standards for French, I am looking forward to getting our French lessons up and running in earnest. Everyone will be practicing his weather prediction skills, with a weather chart to be completed at the start of each lesson. If you would like to practice saying the days of the week or the months of the year in French with your son, then please feel free. I will place a list of each on the Junior School weekly wiki. My focus is to have a lot of French being spoken in the classroom, with general warm-up activities to begin each class and then moving on to language games and activities to get our new vocabulary up and running straight away. A big part of any language classroom (as discussed by the boys in creating their Essential Agreements) is to be a risk taker - leap in and have a go, even if you're not sure of how something should sound. As it is only through speaking the language out loud that we will be able to make progress and build confidence! Bonne chance everyone! (That means good luck!) I can't wait to get started!

Madame Vinton

French Specialist