Bonjour mes enfants!
At Monkton Prep there is a clear emphasis on oral courses of study in the early parts of the school, especially in Year 3. Pupils learn through sound and repetition, in as natural an environment as possible, through games and play. Pupils start to write the French they have learnt when they enter years 4 and 5. The now familiar system of 'listen, understand, imitate, speak' is continued, with games and ICT being used alongside CD and video recordings of the children themselves performing role plays and dialogues with each other.
The Métro course book is used in Years 5 and 6 to support the skills of listening and speaking, reading and writing. In class, the target language is used as much as possible, as children and even visiting staff, are expected to communicate in French when asking everyday questions.
The Common Entrance syllabus is accessible to all pupils allowing for different levels of performance, with the more capable taking on the demands of scholarship work. The course book 'Expo' is used in Years 7 and 8 along with a variety of other resources in order to fully support the requirements of the Common Entrance and Scholarship syllabi.
To find out more about French at Monkton Senior School, please click here.
To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133
To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.
Give us a call:
Tel: +44 (0)1225 721 133
Or send us an email:
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