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Bonjour à tous!


Welcome to the French section! Here, you will find all the resources we use during the French classes, the clubs and various other documents, including a cooking recipe section ! 


mailA few tips to practice any foreign language mail

- Regularity pays more than quantity. Doing a tiny bit of language (15-20 min) every 2 or 3 days will help you learning more than with a big 1 hour session every week. Revising and going regularly through the new knowledge will help your brain fixing and remembering the topic. 

- Don't be afraid of speaking and repeating, even home alone! If you don't remember the pronunciation, you can listen to any word on Wordreference, a brilliant online dictionary, or on Forvo

- Likewise, writing a word several times helps you when learning, especially for new words. 

- Be curious : browse the Web, read books about the country you're interested in, pick up historical points or funny stories and explore. The more you learn, the easier and more pleasant the language will become.


Finally, remember that each language has its own communication system and you cannot stick English structures on everything or you will be translating the wrong way. This is why you must NEVER use Google Translate. Never, ever , ever ! 


A bientôt!


French Club have lots of fun!

French Club have lots of fun! 1
The children in P2/P3 french club have been having lots of fun learning about 'la galette des rois.'  Doriane even made some for them to taste.  Quelle chance!

Aux Champs Elysées - Joe Dassin

The P4-P5 Club and the P6-P7 clubs choose to learn 'Aux Champs Elysées', about the famous avenus in Paris.

The Problem with French Numbers

French numbers can pose problems for non-native speaker - especially when you move beyond 70. Also discussing problems with phone numbers and commas! Featuring Dr Paul Smith from the University of Nottingham.

Sequence 1 : Se présenter (Greetings)

Greetings Song

Our introduction song for learning basic greetings and getting used to the numbers. Check out the recap sheet ' greetings and les nombres jusqu'à 19" for a bit of practice.

"Let It Go" from Frozen according to Google Translate

This is why you must not use Google translate !