Hosting a French Day

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By Carol Sayah

Hosting a French day in your setting is a great way to consolidate the vocabulary learnt so far. If you don’t already teach a modern language, it provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the children in your care to a foreign language and culture.

This sort of immersion technique is proven to have a beneficial effect on language-learning and it’s also loads of fun. Why not get planning – and don’t forget to involve the children in your preparation. That’s a sure-fire way to maximise the impact of your French day.

Preparing for your French day

  • Before you start, decide on a topic which relates to France, making sure it will capture the imagination of your group and the language you plan to cover is useful to the preschool child.
  • Seasonal themes always work well and provide huge scope for presenting lots of new language. Carnival, (February), Bastille Day, (July), and Paris Fashion Week, (Spring and Autumn), are just a few of our tried-and-tested favourites.
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