French is studied from Year 1 in Pre-Prep and continues throughout the Prep School from Years 3 to 8. In the first few years it is taught in a variety of ways, using song, finger rhymes and lots of fun.
As children move into the Prep School, all lessons are taught in a dedicated suite of classrooms that are equipped with interactive whiteboards which complement an excellent range of resources. Each classroom also has access to 'learnpads' that are used to enhance learning.
Although the emphasis is firmly on listening and speaking, children develop their reading and writing skills to a high level, and are accomplished learners by Year 8. ICT resources are regularly used for practice and reinforcement of language whilst developing independent learning.