Interaction programmes in France and the Key stage 3 Framework for Modern Foreign Language learning
The phrase 'target language' refers to:
If pupils are to master and use a language for effective communication, the target language needs to be used extensively by teachers and pupils. The secondary programme of study for languages states:
The curriculum should provide opportunities for pupils to:
Our Interaction programme in France for Key Stage 3 enables pupils to hear and speak in the target language, with native speakers of the target language (French pupils linked to your class). Language exchanges and development between your pupils and the French pupils during the residential stay is the one of the key factors of the success of our Interaction programmes.
Using our extensive links with Educational bodies in Northern France, Voyager link your UK school with a suitable profile French school in the area. We do this well in advance of your trip so there are plenty of opportunities for email and video conference correspondence before even reaching France.
We actively encourage UK and French pupils to get to know one another before the trip in the belief that pupils will feel more comfortable learning alongside children they already know. Because most communication will be via electronic means, links with the Key Stage 3 ICT strategy units are also possible.
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A visit to the French partner school for one or two half days during your stay. Students will get the opportunity to experience authentic French lessons and the difference of school life in France.
A joint residential stay in one of our residential centres in France with pupils from the French partner school. Students will enjoy a range of activities whilst engaging with French pupils and improving their language skills. The residential programme includes optional sporting activities which provides team-building opportunities during their stay.
Accommodation & Inspection Visits
Please get in touch for details of accommodation across Northern France, including 4 centres in Paris, and for details of inspection visits.
Historical and cultural visits
The educational residential programme is tailor-made to incorporate visits related to the curriculum identified by your school. These may include visits to tourism attractions, surveys of local commerce, comparisons of local and global industries, studies of historical sites and Art Study tours.
Evening entertainments are carefully devised to include use of the French language, cooperation and communication between pupils.
Follow up to residential trip
Each school has the opportunity to complete a joint educational programme/project after the residential trip enabling year long communication and beneficial linguistic development.
Our experienced and friendly team is at hand to answer any questions you may have
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