Begin the presentation with an attention grabbing introduction to get parents thinking about the presence of French in their own lives – it really isn’t a foreign language! Ask the parents “How do you wish someone ‘Have a good trip!’ when they are leaving on vacation?” Encourage participation from parents and award them with a French-related prize that they can share with their child when they go home (a bookmark, sticker, etc). A positive attitude about learning a language is perhaps the most important starting point – if parents support the programme and see relevance in the subject, they will in turn pass on their appreciation to their children.
Many parents, especially those who might not use a second-language in their daily lives wonder why their children are learning French – give them something to think about when sharing these ideas.
We borrow terms from French as well! At a restaurant you may order the soupe du jour or apple pie à la mode.
Clarify for parents what the goals of core French. Often parents have only their own personal experiences with French as a school subject to relate to - the pedagogical approach has changed a great deal over the past years.
Define core French is not – it is not the same as when parents were in the French classroom. We learn vocabulary in the context of a theme that appeals to students interests. We do not drill verbs – we look at structures in the context of the stories we read and the projects we write.
Allow time for parents to ask questions or invite them to speak to you personally following the presentation.
Importance of Learning
Presented by Hakkim.s ( Asst.Prof /French)
Why Learn French?
you will benefit
French is the 11th
in the world.
French is the official
language of 33
countries in the world.
French is the official
language of several
French is the 2nd
widely-used language on
People who are
bilingual can earn a
higher salary than
those who are
There is a demand for
people who know
Over 20,000 English
words have their origins
France is the third most popular destination for Higher studies
Study and work in the heart of Europe
Post graduation and doctorate opportunities
France has leading universities in business, Engineering,
France has the 5th largest economy in
the world after the U.S., Japan, China,
the French are a world leader in medical
the AIDS virus was first isolated by
A team of French researchers has
developed an artificial heart that
resembles and beats almost exactly like
the real thing.
France has one of the world’s fastest train the
France is a world leader in aviation &
Most commercial satellites are put into
space on French Ariane rockets
The United Nations
The International Red
• France is the crossroads of
Europe, the world’s
largest consumer market.
• The India and
France are major business
•Several Indian MNC
Fashion Dance Cuisine
Over 75 million
tourists visit France
every year...one of
them could be you!
France has highest
number of UNESCO
World Heritage sites
Scientific research has
proven that learning a
second language early
in life enhances a
Learning French also improves
memory, self-discipline and
Higher studies in France
Travel and Tourism
Work around the globe
Multilingual people in
rote learning of isolated vocabulary.
drilling of grammar.
basic communication in the French language.
integration of grammar into authentic tasks.
an appreciation of French culture and the