FRENCH

Year 7

This is a course for beginners which aims to enable students to communicate effectively in French by placing considerable focus on speaking and listening skills. Classes are conducted exclusively in French and students develop an understanding of the language required to speak about themselves, ask questions, write short texts and describe other people. This course is based on the AIM method and the use of gestures, games, music and plays enable students to progress to spontaneous fluency as they apply the vocabulary and concepts learned in class.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension (50%)
2. Communication (50%) 

Year 8 (French Continuing)

Students deepen their knowledge of linguistic structures and the course continues to develop students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Content areas covered include: greetings, personal descriptions, days, months and numbers, family, eating and drinking. Students are expected to be able to write short passages in greater depth and expand their range of vocabulary.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

Year 8 (French Beginners)

This is a course for beginners which aims to develop the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On familiar topics, students engage in real or simulated conversations, understand the main idea of texts presented orally, read and understand short passages and write, with assistance, a short paragraph.
Content areas covered include: greetings, numbers, family, colours, school, time, food and meal times.
Students new to the School can choose French Beginners if they have had no prior study of the language or have not completed the French AIM Course at another school.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension (50%)
2. Communication (50%)


FRENCH PATHWAY AT GGS

French
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

French
Year 10

French
Timbertop - Year 9