Languages

BARBARA RUNDEL – FRENCH TEACHER

After moving from Germany to Canberra in August 2016 I started to work for the German Australian Playschool in Turner and the ACT German Language School, previously working as a secondary school teacher in Bavaria, Germany. With a drive to show my students different cultures and to give them the opportunity to apply their knowledge outside the classroom, I successfully organised and attended international exchange programmes as head teacher to France and China.

During my studies, I spent an “Erasmus year” in Angers, France, where I studied at the UCO and taught German at the Lycée Sainte Agnès in a "Terminale du soir" (graduation class/evening class). At Weetangera Primary School, my students will be much younger and France is too far away for an excursion, but I will make sure that the French spirit will come alive at Weetangera Primary by organising French activities throughout the year. From Kinder to year 6 students will weekly engage with the French language and experience different aspects of the Francophonie.

Our French curriculum plan for Term 1:
-Kindergarten will be learning to exchange French greetings and
participate in French group activities such as games and songs
-Year 1 will be learning to talk about their families
-Year 2 will be learning to explain routines and preparations for school
-Year 3 will be learning to describe the concept of housing and rooms
-Year 4 will be learning to talk about their holidays and explore French speaking countries
-Year 5 will be learning to give information about their personal identity and broaden their understanding of people, their languages and cultures
-Year 6 will engage with a range of spoken and written imaginative texts about the representation of characters