Bonjour et Bienvenue! Nous serions enchantés de vous accueillir à notre école. French is offered to all students in Junior Cycle and on the Transition Year Programme as a core subject for three classes per week. It is also offered as part of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme as a one-year MFL module. At Leaving Certificate level French is an optional subject and students who opt to study the language have five periods per week. Junior Cycle French covers many topics all relevant to a student’s everyday life with emphasis placed throughout on Francophone culture and traditions. The course is common level and assessment consists of a Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) in both 2nd and 3rd Year along with a final state exam. In Transition Year an educational tour abroad is a very popular option and is an annual event. Student groups have visited Paris numerous times over the years and have experienced the many historical, picturesque and cultural tourist sites that Paris has to offer. In addition to classes in the language there are many events in Gallen CS for students to help organise and get involved in during the year such as the ‘European Day of Languages’, ‘Think Languages’ and ‘Journée de la Francophonie’. The main objective of our French Department in this school is to give our students an awareness and appreciation of another language and culture, thereby equipping them to be competent in using their linguistic skills while achieving educational success. Nous avons hâte de vous rencontrer au mois d’août et de vous faire connaissance. À bientôt!