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 French

At Dukhan English School we offer our students the opportunity to study French as Modern Foreign language to provide them with an opening to other cultures in a rapidly changing world. This should foster students' curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should also enable them to express their ideas and thoughts in the target language.

Therefore, learning a foreign language prepares our children for life in modern world in which various aspects of works and activities increasingly request the knowledge of another language.

Being able to communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure sector. Pupils are given the opportunity to develop a variety of skills and express themselves with confidence, independence and creativity.

Therefore, our aim is to help students:

DEEPEN their intercultural understanding,

BUILD vocabulary and communication skills,

UNDERSTAND and use language context to deduce meaning,

PRACTISE their skills in a stimulating and interactive way,

BOOST their confidence, accuracy and exams results, and

LOVE learning languages.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

In Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 we aim to build on the foundations of language learning laid at Key Stage 2. Our teaching focuses on developing the breadth and depth of pupils' performances at listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks. We also ensure that students are familiar with grammar concepts so that they become independent learners. Our students are taught the techniques that will enable them  to understand and communicate personal  and factual information that go beyond their immediate needs and interest, , develop and justify points of view  in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy in grammar which should provide suitable preparation for further study.

We aim to develop abilities in the four skills that are related directly to the Curriculum Attainment Targets for MFL.

Listening

Students can recognize and respond to spoken passages about present, past and future events. They pick out the main points and details, including opinions.

Speaking

Students work to develop their powers of speaking, aiming at taking part in conversations and longer presentations, using up to three tenses and demonstrating good pronunciation and intonation.

Reading

Students aim at being able to understand longer passages, picking out the main points, specific details and opinions. They are also expected to work out the meanings of new words and phrases.

Writing

Students learn to write confidently and at length, describing past, present and future events. They learn to change phrases they have learned and write about new topics.

ASSESSMENT

We assess students on a termly basis in the four language attainment targets and their progression is measured using Curriculum levels descriptors.

PROGRESSION

We aim to help every student achieve the highest level of which he or she is capable so that they are confident linguists in their future studies and working lives.