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Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience in preparation for future life.

French is taught in all years in the Junior School by 3 specialist teachers in a lively and interactive environment. Children are taught to communicate mainly through the language skills of listening, speaking and reading. Writing becomes a focus in year 6. They practise pronouncing and spelling new words, learn key grammatical structures and begin to recognise patterns.

We use a programme called ‘Rigolo’ involving videos, interactive games, songs and much more. The adventures of “Bof le Dragon” and his friends are enthusiastically followed by all!

We also aim to increase the knowledge and cultural understanding of students. Contact with native speakers is encouraged with our older children through letter exchanges/emails with our partner school, a small primary school in the lovely village of Rosières-sur-Barbèche, North-Eastern France. This newly set up link helps students to bring their language learning to life.

Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH

Tel: 020 8977 4858