The language that we teach in Immanuel and St Andrew is French although we do encourage children to become aware of other languages and cultures. Our goal is to inspire children to love learning about languages through enriching and creative games, songs and stories.
At Immanuel and St Andrew we teach French to children from Year 3 to Year 6 as part of the established school curriculum and will introduce the language to younger ones through songs. The reason to push the learning of an additional language at a younger age is firstly because we believe that many children enjoy learning to speak another language and secondly because we also believe that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language in question is acquired as at these young ages children tend to be less self-conscious about speaking aloud. It is widely believed that the early acquisition of a foreign language facilitates the learning of other foreign languages later in life.
If you would like to practise your French, or even learn something extra, try visiting one of the sites below. Explore games and have some fun!
Vêtements + game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT8DjcW_HTU
“Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPe6aHn6u48
Comment tu t’appelles? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=53&v=9BgyvEXTZbk
We are pen pals with a bilingual primary school in Cagliari, Italy and working in e-twinning projects. School partnerships are a great way to bring international education to life for young learners, and the benefits of doing joint projects with international schools are wide-reaching. E-Twinning is a free online community for schools in Europe which allows to find partners and collaborate on projects within a secure network and platform.