Learning a foreign language opens the door to a variety of different worlds, providing the children with valuable social and cultural experiences. We believe that learning a language should be interactive and enjoyable, with speaking and listening taught prior to reading and writing.
At Brookfield Schools, we use a programme called Rigolo and our children have French lessons on a weekly basis in alternating terms. French vocabulary is revised and consolidated every lesson and we have high expectations for the development of correct pronunciation.
Through Rigolo, the children will learn the relevant and basic parts of the French language, including greetings, numbers, everyday objects, months/days, animals etc.
We also encourage our children to look for the similarities and connections between both English and French, believing that a child's understanding of language and how, particularly in English, we borrow from other languages, can deepen their understanding of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the British Isles.