in the primary school is taught by French Specialists. All children from Year 3
to Year 6 have one taster lesson per week, which lasts 45 minutes. The French
primary curriculum at Al Ain Academy is based on the National
Curriculum of England and Wales. It focusses on four key skills: listening,
reading, writing and speaking. There is more emphasis on writing in Year 6, but
the main focus of lessons is to develop communicative skills through interactive
activities such games and songs.
3 and 4
are exposed to single words and short sentences which allow them to describe
people and objects around them. Topics include family, pets, food, the body and
giving personal information.
5 and 6
are exposed to longer sentences which enable them to briefly describe the
environment in which they live. Emphasis is put on giving personal opinions
about things in order to attain level 3 and 4 of the curriculum. Topics include
daily routine, rooms in the house, going on holiday, transport and sports.
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