French

The Hawker School French program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum – French, and is taught to students from Kindergarten to Year 6 by a specialist teacher.

Learning opportunities provided to students are designed around the notions of Teaching for Comprehensible Input (TCI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling (TPRS).  The students participate in whole-class intensive language acquisition where they speak and read a selection of vocabulary with the focus on comprehension rather than decoding.

Additional activities support the language focus including singing, reading, cartoons and film, poetry and games as well as participating in a variety of ACT language competitions.

Students are assessed against achievement standards from the Communicating and Understanding strands of the curriculum.