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French LOTE begins at Bray Park!

13/05/2014

​Mr Tsui has recently retired and the school has taken the opportunity to change to the language that many students will be learning when they move to High School.  As a result, Bray Park State School will now be offering French as our new LOTE.  

We have a new LOTE teacher working with us - James Armstrong - who is currently teaching French to students in Years 5 to 7.  Mr Armstrong has been teaching for 20 years in the UK and recently moved to Brisbane in search of some sunshine.  He freely admits that sometimes he does things in ways that the students don't expect, but he excuses this by saying he's here to pick up some new customs, and is still learning the ropes!

Mr Armstrong will be following the current approved French curriculum.  Topics being covered include greetings (bonjour, au revoir), and asking how people are (ca va? and responses), before moving into learning about pets and describing ourselves and our families.  Along the way, students will be assessed on their abilities to produce an accurate French sentence, NOT on the truthfulness of that sentence.  So if a student can say "j'ai treize kangourous', then they will be showing the appropriate skills and Mr Armstrong will not be knocking on your door to count the number of pet kangaroos in your backyard!