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Our program

Our structure offers group lessons in French based on the school programs of the French Education Nationale. We welcome French-speaking children from 2 to 17 years old who are enrolled in Australian schools. With a maximum of 6 students per class, our French lessons allow individualised monitoring of your child. Mastery of the French language is the heart of our teaching here at Francoschool, (vocabulary, spelling, grammar and conjugation) is taught by studying subjects that are absent or rarely present in Australian schools.

Literature
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Speak / Read / Write
Language proficiency
French History

Our lessons

Our work is based on children's and classic literature; each term, novel, album or literary extracts are studied: comprehension, narrative structure, context, all literary aspects are worked on. The chosen book is part of the  National Education reference list.

Oral expression and comprehension, reading and writing are worked on continuously for each level. The production of writing is fragmented to facilitate learning.

To learn to read, CPs (Kindies) use an interactive phonological reading method with the support of a manual and a textbook.

The The mastery of the language is presented as much as possible in a playful way and in various forms. Clear goals, linked to other activities, are defined. Spelling is first approached by reading, then by learning invariable words.

Grammar and conjugation are the subject of formal lessons at the end of CE2/CM1. For secondary school, language proficiency is addressed in connection with writing and literary comprehension.

In stage 1 and 2, the skills "Questioning the world" are an integral part of learning: situating oneself in space and time, comparing ways of life.

Each year from CE1, a historical novel is also studied in order to build basic knowledge of the history of France. In stage 3 and 4, this study is supplemented by more systematic work, with a study of documents and written records.

  • What are the educational objectives of FrancoSchool?
    The main objective of Francoschool is to allow each child to be able at any time to be educated in a French-speaking system in his age group. The lessons are therefore based on the school or pre-school knowledge of the students and provide the necessary complements in literature, language study but also in history, geography and science. The associated objective is balanced bilingualism: students develop equivalent knowledge in the 2 languages, in the 4 language domains (Oral and written comprehension, Oral and written expression); they develop their cultural and literary knowledge in both languages. Transposition of knowledge is favored.
  • Who can enroll in FrancoSchool?
    Francoschool offers courses for all levels of primary school (i.e. from Petite Section to CM2*) and up to the Australian Terminale for preparation for the 'French Continuers' and 'French Extension' options of the HSC. The child must understand French, and French must be promoted at home.
  • How are the classes at FrancoSchool?
    Our work is based on youth and then classic literature; each quarter novel, album or literary extracts are studied: comprehension, narrative structure, context, all literary aspects are worked on. The chosen book is most often part of the National Education reference list. To learn to read, CPs use an interactive phonological reading method (as in Australian Kindy) with the support of a manual and an exercise file. Each session is composed of a reception around an oral work, a correction of homework, a work in EDL and a work in literature which mobilizes all the skills of Reading-Writing . Homework is complementary to class, and time must be devoted to French at home.
  • What are the results of FrancoSchool students?
    The courses are based on National Education programs and meet the skills of the Single School Booklet, an extract of which can be presented to parents. Francoschool students also take the French national assessments, as an indication, in September of the calendar year of their 6 years (CP) and 7 years (CE1). They are followed by a parent-teacher interview. All cycle 3 students are encouraged and prepared to pass the DELF A2 Junior diploma, which corresponds to the level expected for entry into 6th grade (September of the year of 11 years old). FrancoSchool students stand out for their excellent results in various exams. In recent years, we have recorded 100% success in the DELF A2 and DELF B2 exams, with an average score of over 80/100.
  • How much does a semester cost at FrancoSchool?
    Quickly consult our timetables and fares.
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