French Language Department Content
Students learn about greetings, introductions,
school, the time, weather and seasons, food, sport and leisure getting around
town. They also learn to talk about family, friends, pets, birthdays and
celebrations and their life. French history and culture are part of the course,
as well as comparing French life with New Zealand life.
on Year 9 skills, students learn about daily routines, houses and homes, school
life, towns and cities, shopping for food, leisure and social activities,
sports injuries and personal relationships. They learn to talk about past
events, the environment, the future and the people in the French-speaking
NCEA level 1 allows students to use and expand
their knowledge gained in the junior school and continue to learn about life in
France and French-speaking cultures. There is an emphasis on interacting and
making meaning, in line with Levels 1-6 of the National Curriculum. The
following topics are studied: holidays and travel, making social arrangements, enjoying
time with family and friends, entertainment, geography and weather, health, school
and community routines, their home town, region and country, and describing
people and things.
There is an emphasis on interacting and making
meaning in this course. Students delve into the world of French cinema and
literature, as well as study a French-speaking community outside France in
detail. They also look at personal relationships, health issues for teenagers,
technology, leisure, media, music and future plans.
This course aims to enhance listening,
reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as to encourage an understanding
of the way of life in French-speaking countries. Students study a region of
France in detail and they also look at racism issues, crime and punishment, the
environment, the creative arts of France, and the world of work.