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French

Bonjour à tous!

My name is Bridget O'Hare and I have been teaching French in St Andrew's College Junior School since September 2007. I teach from K2 up to P6 and my aim is to share with the children my love of the language and the culture of France and to build confidence in speaking French.

Our classroom is a very active place. We sing songs, play games, act out scenes, play shops and cafés, cook crêpes and eat madeleines. Most of the class is conducted in French and I encourage the children to use the language as much as possible during the lesson.

In all classes the emphasis is on speaking and listening; however, in P1 to P3 the children start to recognise words and progress to reading sentences in French. In P4 they start to write French and progress to writing short pieces. In P6 there is also the option to take the DELF Prim A.1 diploma, which is set by the French Ministry of Education. See http://www.delfdalf.fr/delf-prim-en.html for more information.

Email: bohare@st-andrews.ie