Welcome to the 2013-2014 academic year!
It has been a busy but wonderful couple of weeks being back at school and I have had a chance to meet and get to know all the wonderful new and returning students in my classes. It’s so inspiring to see how children respond to their first encounters with a foreign language and how many of them are natural risk-takers, ready to jump in and have a go, unlike adults whose fear of making mistakes often holds them back.
Every so often, I like to do a ‘learning audit’ with my students to try and gauge what they feel they have learnt during our French lessons. Here’s the very first one for this year: