French lessons at Ecclesbourne are highly interactive
and students will be given the opportunity to develop
the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
building an awareness of grammar and encouraging
students to manipulate language and express
themselves with increasing confidence. We always
aim to inspire a love of languages and appreciation
for different cultures broadening students’ horizons,
educating them to be globally aware and encouraging
them to become culturally sensitive.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Year Course Content
In Year 7, students will learn phonics and sounds, countries, nationalities and languages, numbers,
days and dates survival kit through the topic of ‘Greetings and Introductions’. Students will learn
appearance and personality, through the topic of ‘Family and Pets’. Students will learn how to
express opinions through ‘School Life’. Students will learn how to express the use of technology
through ‘Weekend Activities’, and how to use the verb ALLER through ‘My Town’.
In Year 8, students will learn the present tense through the topic ‘Hobbies and Free Time’.
Students will learn reflexive verbs wilst learning about ‘Daily Routines’. Students will learn to talk
about ‘Food, Drink and Healthy Living’ before studying the perfect tense by studying the topics
‘Weekend Activities in the Past’ and ‘Secret Agents’.
In Year 9, students will continue studying the perfect tense though the topic ‘Holidays’. Students will
begin to study the imperfect tense through ‘School Life’, before learning about ‘The Environment’
and the conditional tense. ‘My Town and Local Area’ will support students in learning about the
future tense. Those studing GCSE French will be given an introduction to KS4 French.