All pupils study French from Form 1 to Form 3, where pupils work through a variety of topics in the language and develop the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Pupils currently follow the CEA French specification. They take examinations at the end of Form 5 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The oral component is conducted by their teacher.
The CEA French specification is followed. Pupils cover a wide range of topics in the language and study a literary text and a film, as part of the course. They also attend Conversation Classes with the Language Assistant.
Language Assistant – Audrey Déry
My name is Audrey Déry and I am currently the French language assistant here at Belfast Royal Academy. I was born and raised in Trois-Rivières a town right in between Québec City and Montréal. I have spoken French all my life and I always had a deep love for the language of Molière. This is the reason why I decided to do a degree in French studies with a major in language and communication. After graduating last year, I decided I wanted to share the knowledge I had acquired during my studies with motivated and curious pupils.
I am someone who loves to travel, meet new people and go on adventures. This is exactly what I found in Belfast! I am really grateful to be a part of the Language department and I am looking forward to continuing my work in this stimulating school environment.