French

F rench is ranked the second most influential language of the world and is spoken as a native language in more than two dozen countries on five continents.The goals of the French Department are for all students to learn French in a meaningful context; reach a high level of fluency; develop a lifelong love of the language; and discover the richness and diversity of the francophone world.

French classes are conducted in French and English. Through the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, students develop their abilities in comprehension and production. Particular attention is paid to vocabulary acquisition, reading and listening comprehension, practice in communicating orally, and building writing skills. Pupils are encouraged and expected to participate orally on a regular basis.