Grade 7 French

Although assuming that students entering Grade 7 have already had three or more years of French, this course also accommodates students with no previous instruction in the language. It presents a pragmatic and varied approach to the teaching and learning of French as a second language, using the AIM program. Instruction involves systematic development of communication skills, with special emphasis on listening comprehension and oral skills, with the help of drama, music, theatre and stories. A specifically designed play becomes the focus for a range of integrated language activities and is designed to accommodate various learning and teaching styles. Listening skills are enhanced further through the use of diverse forms of technology such as websites and DVDs.