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Second Level - French

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French - Leaving Cert

On this page you will find french resources for teachers and pupils in second level education. Sites listed here will be a useful resource for french classes.

There is a common syllabus framework for the teaching and examining of French, German, Spanish and Italian. The Leaving Certificate French syllabus content draws on the junior cycle syllabus and develops many aspects of its aims, objectives and content.

The following are the general aims for the teaching and learning of modern languages, and in particular French, at Leaving Cert Level.

1. To foster communicative skills which will enable students to:

- take a full part in classroom activities conducted in French
- participate in normal everyday transactions and interactions, both spoken and written, both at
home and abroad
- extract information and derive enjoyment from the mass media and the more accessible Literature of the French community
- consider as a realistic option the possibility of pursuing leisure activities, further study and/or career opportunities using French

2. To give pupils a critical awareness of how meaning is organised and conveyed by the structures and vocabulary of French

3. To help learners develop strategies for effective language learning.

4. To equip learners with a broad acquaintance with the cultural, Social and political complexion of France

5. Help raise the students awareness of cultural, social and political diversity generally


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