During their first years of study, students will have the opportunity to visit France with the Academy. This highly popular cultural visit aims to ‘put into practice’ the skills learnt within the classroom and students are encouraged to speak in the target language throughout the visit. This is a real opportunity to bring the subject to life for our learners. For those unable to travel, we bring the world to our classroom by celebrating festivals, food tasting, exposure to the latest songs, cultural anthems, clips from French news and interviews and authentic texts from French literature, newspapers and magazines. All students have the opportunity to develop conversational language skills and the necessary key language to successfully complete daily tasks in France such as booking a table in a restaurant, hotel reservations, asking for directions etc. Comme c’est genial!
In the latter years of study, we offer Modern Foreign Languages students the opportunity to participate in a film day where they watch a current French film and further enrich their skills by discussing their opinions and points of view with others in French. This provides another insight into the culture of the country.