French clubs

Extra-curricular French clubs aim to provide children with an enjoyable introduction to the French language and culture through a variety of playtime activities adapted to different learning styles; in small groups within their school setting.

French clubs are run in a safe and relaxed context, sometimes outdoors in the school playground or field (weather permitting).

  • Small groups at KS1 and KS2 level
  • Familiar environment and friendly atmosphere
  • In case of Covid-19 restrictions: online sessions at school or at home with family (depending on school arrangements)
  • Balance and flexibility between online and offline activities

French clubs bring cross-curricular benefits while children gradually develop cultural knowledge about life as a child in a French-speaking country, along with important language skills and strategies:

  • Early memorisation of vocabulary, structures & grammar concepts
  • Special focus on pronunciation, phonics & literacy
  • Interactive practice in both receptive and productive skills
  • Challenge activities for budding linguists

Cécile is DBS checked and has attended Oxfordshire County Council Safeguarding Pupils briefings for school helpers/visiting club leaders.

During spring 2020, School French clubs evolved to ‘remote learning’, continuing with a mix of live weekly meetings online and set activities both online and offline. French clubs will continue remotely until further notice, unless ‘blended learning’ becomes possible, i.e. with the addition of in-school meetings when safe and practical.

For further details about French clubs, parents wishing to enrol their child in an existing group or school leaders enquiring about offering extra-curricular French clubs in their school, please contact frenchwithcecileoxon@gmail.com