Moate Community School French Department Plan


French Department – The French department provides a comprehensive French curriculum at both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle.

French Personnel

The department has a staff of three full-time teachers who possess extensive expertise and experience. A number of staff have been involved in in-career development and teaching workshops. The department has a dedicated subject co-ordinator. Regular meetings take place, exploring ways of promoting and developing the French language within the school.

French at Junior Level

 At junior level we aim to:

  • Contribute to the pupil’s awareness of the French language and culture
  • Develop the pupil’s capacity to communicate and interact with others in the target language (aural, written and oral)
  • Encourage students to communicate with native speakers through the use of pen pals.

French at Senior Level

At senior level we aim to:

  • Develop and improve student’s comprehension in all areas (reading, aural and written)
  • Improve the student’s ability to communicate orally
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Facilitate further education, job and leisure opportunities in the French language.
  • Encourage students to develop a spirit of enquiry and self-reliance

French Facilities

The French Department has facilities, which include personal computers, Internet, video and DVD, overhead projection, notice boards, white board and data projectors. All teachers in the French Department are based in their own classrooms, which gives students an opportunity to display their work. The resources and equipment of the department facilitate the use of a wide variety of teaching methodologies. The school’s computer department is used as a teaching resource for web-based interactive activities and the establishment of contact with students in France.

French Department Activities

We as a department try to raise the awareness of the French language by organising various activities that encourage student participation and active learning. These activities include:

  • Annual language and adventure trip
  • Celebration of European Languages Day
  • French Theatre
  • Pen-pals


**Note -This department plan is only a basic introduction to each department. A detailed version is kept on record in the staffroom.


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