The Year 9 French course continues to emphasise the practical communicative use of language, teaching the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. All students are expected to carry out assessments in each of the skill areas covering such topics as food, describing appearances, eating with family, jobs and school life, making appointments to see a doctor, visiting a chemist and making arrangements to go out and issuing invitations. All of the above topics will allow students to develop their use of the Past, Present and Future Tenses and to communicate meaningfully in French.
Assessments take place in lessons throughout the year through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will have an assessment in one of the skills after each module. The learning of vocabulary is set as homework in the form of a weekly vocabulary list which is sent over the Messenger system. Students will have vocab tests every week.
It would be useful if each student has access to a bilingual French dictionary at home and/or access to the Internet. The Online Collins French dictionary is useful, Google Translator is not! There are several websites that can be used for extra practice and reinforcement of new topics and new vocabulary.
French will be a GCSE option in Year 10.