A balanced programme will divide your group's time between French lessons, activities, excursions and evening ents. We make sure we take into account the age and ability of your pupils, as well as your own aims, preferences, and the experience of our management team in delivering successful programmes.
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Over the last 16 years, our experienced native French teachers have developed over 500 different games, exercises and activities to motivate pupils of all different ages and abilities. We also help the pupils write their French daily journal, and encourage them to speak French in the evenings and during meals times, when we eat in French style!
Here at La Grand’Ferme we can organize a French session on the topics you want. The kids will then practice them with games and fun. If you want a special theme, please let us know in advance and we can adapt a special session.
Activities include: Traversée de la Baie du Mont St Michel (Bay Walk), Kayak de Mer (Sea Kayak), Fabrication du Pain (Bread Making), La Chèvrerie (Goats Cheese Farm), Initiation au Cirque (Circus Skills), Découverte d'une Ville (Town Trail), Vélo tout Terrain (Mountain Biking), Course d’Orientation (Orienteering), Chasse au Trésor (Treasure Hunt), Escalade (Climbing), Char à Voile (Sand Yachting), Parcours d'Accrobranches (High Ropes)
Each activity concentrates on a specific area of French language (eg Escalade = body parts and movement commands) and includes a formal French language de-briefing. For a fuller description of each activity and to find out how French language is incorporated within each one, click here.
All of the use of French language in the activities is consolidated when the pupils complete the relevant French worksheet.
Our Evening Programme includes: » La Tournoi (Floodlit Football, Basketball and Volleyball) » Mini Olympics » Our famous French evening (pupils are encouraged to bring some French fancy dress) » Our renowned last night talent show. Bad weather evening options include: » Indoor initiative » Bingo » Quizzes » French film.
The Normandy beaches, town of Bayeaux (and its internationally famed tapestry), Le Mont St. Michel, local farms, zoo and typically French markets are all less than 30 minutes from our idyllic La Grand'Ferme setting. Groups normally spend two or three half days on excursions to any of these exciting destinations. All of the French language uses in the excursion is consolidated when the pupils complete the relevant French worksheet. For a fuller description of all our visits, click here.
The programme of activities was varied to suit our particular needs – we went for a cross-curricular approach giving us a good range of linguistic and physical activities. The food was wonderful – we ate calmars, vol au vents au poisson, dinde à la crème and lovely picnics.St Margaret's School, Hampstead, article in ISMLA Newsletter
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