Welcome to the French Department

Bonjour et bienvenue! The Pittville School French department consists of 3 teachers who deliver an interesting and exciting French curriculum. We are keen to promote the importance of the wider world and the cultures of French speaking communities around the globe. We can’t wait to share a pain au chocolate with you!

French teachers: Ms R Harte, Mr R Scognamiglio, Miss E Allan

Why Learn French?

As more than 200 million people speak French on the five continents, in the French Department we want to share with students our passion for French and the French-speaking world. In a globalised world where French is the second most widely learned language after English, the ability to speak French is an advantage on the international job market.

Department aims and vision

Right from the start of year 7 at Pittville School, we encourage our students to begin communicating with confidence and enthusiasm. In our lessons, we challenge students to communicate with one another in French, to read authentic materials, to understand native speakers and to write extended pieces to express themselves. As French is the international language of Cooking, Fashion, Theatre, the Visual Arts and Dance, we provide as many opportunities as possible for our students to experience French culture and to understand the importance of French outside the classroom. Trips include Disneyland Paris in year 7 and A trip to the historic town of Arras in northern France at GCSE. We can’t wait to take you!