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The casino in Monte Carlo
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FRENCH - Level 2


Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Entry requirements: 2 Years' study of French or on application to the HOD.

Content/Skills: This course is taught by means of an interactive text, video, film, authentic articles and a range of on-line activities. It covers the topics of leisure and fashion, advertising and the media, French films and music, teenage life and the role of technology, and the French-speaking world. The study of French also develops qualities of tolerance and cultural sensitivity while enabling students to appreciate more fully their own cultural identity and their own language. The focus is on practical communicative skills in authentic situations as well as cultural background. All language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking are developed. 

Through our special relationship with our partner school in Strasbourg, individual exchanges are possible, and a school trip to France has traditionally been organised every second year. There are also opportunities for immersion scholarships through the Ministry of Education.

In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with people from other countries and backgrounds, other benefits (to language learning) include improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills. (Bamford & Mizokawa 1991; Hakuta 1986.)

Field Trips: University NCEA workshop, Cultural trips (Maison de Crêpes), French Film Festival

Strasbourg Exchange — Image by: Michelle Pinkney

Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you will be requested to make contributions connected to its delivery. These costs are::$20.00 for the NCEA vocabulary book and a subscription to Education Perfect.

Assessment: 4 Achievement Standards at Level 2 - a maximum of 19 Credits.

2 Internal Achievement Standards: a spoken presentation (4 credits) and a written portfolio (5 credits).

2 External Achievement Standards:listening comprehension (5 credits), reading comprehension (5 credits).

For further information see Mrs Pinkney.