Modern Foreign Languages


Bonjour et bienvenue! (Hello and welcome!)

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela

 The love of French continues to grow at Parkhill. We are always looking for fun and creative ways to teach and learn the language. French is currently being taught weekly by Mademoiselle Bessadi. The children at Parkhill are eager to learn and share new phrases, in both French as well as in their native language. Our French ambassadors are very keen; they keep an eye on who is using French phrases outside the lessons too! Books, games and displays in every classroom is helping children to develop a love of learning new language in the future.

Ms Nisar

Year 6- “I really enjoy the French teacher’s lessons as she makes them really fun by playing games. This helps me to remember new vocabulary.” Karmjeet 6U

Year 5- “The topics I loved learning about were animals, colours, food and transportation. I enjoy French and hope to learn more languages in the future!” Anayah, 5N

Year 4- “’I really enjoyed learning about the weather and understanding how to say it in French. I even got a chance to be a weather presenter! I can’t wait to learn about other topics and expand on my knowledge ‘- Prathosh 4S 

MFL Vision

At Parkhill Junior, our vision is to provide an opening to other culture’s and foster children’s curiosity about the French culture and language (Article 30).  This is to help develop our pupils’ talents and abilities in oral and written language (Article 29) and promote confidence and enjoyment in the learning of an additional language. We feel it is important for the children to learn another language, as there are so many different languages around the world and it will help our children communicate more effectively and with more understanding.

In school, the children are thoroughly enjoying their French lessons. If your child is showing enthusiasm towards the subject, here are some links they can access from home.
Here are some French games for the children to enjoy! There is also an app called Duolingo which is free for use.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/french-ks2-radio-labo-index/z46ghbk

http://www.french-games.net/

https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories