Having studied A Levels at a local secondary school, I completed a degree in Modern Foreign Languages. I qualified as a teacher and taught French and German at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 for several years. I have been a tutor in core subjects at Wood End Park Academy since the beginning of 2015 and have enjoyed working with children in Years 5 and 6. I am very excited to be able to focus on the teaching of French!
Studies have shown that learning a foreign language can help to improve memory, decision-making and consolidate skills in the core subjects of maths, English and reading.
At Wood End Park Academy, children are given a valuable opportunity to develop a positive attitude towards other languages and cultures through learning French. By raising awareness of aspects of their own language and making comparisons with French, we hope to enrich their understanding of both.
Our children acquire and develop their understanding of French language and culture through a range of contexts and learning activities, such as:
- Role play
Authentic materials are used to enrich their experience and children are able to listen to a variety of native speakers. They are encouraged to be adventurous and are taught to express themselves in written and spoken French and to understand and respond to its speakers.
By boosting their confidence and competence in French during Key Stage 2, we aim to fully prepare our children for further language studies at secondary school and for their later roles in our global society.
❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞