Pupils are introduced informally to French from the age of 4 years and language teaching continues throughout their time at the school. The teaching of French in the Prep School is based on an oral approach to learning, backed up by seeing the words and writing them once the sound has been thoroughly assimilated. There is extensive use of pictures, objects, games and situations which help a natural understanding of the language. We aim to develop a good French accent and build up the child’s confidence in speaking French. The subject is taught by a language specialist.
In addition to learning French, pupils can experience an introduction to Latin through our extra-curricular programme.