Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

10 French 1 (Table A) 4 lessons per week for the whole year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:


Gain Achieved or above in at least 3 of the 4 Assessments in year 9 (9FR1) course

OR HoF approval.

The Year 10 French language courses is a full-year course for four periods of class work a week.

During the semester, pupils are encouraged to communicate in French during each class, as well as learning the basics of vocabulary and grammar which relate to the topics below. 

This semester course provides a solid basis of knowledge upon which to build future years of French studies through Year 11 – Year 13, and Scholarship, as well as having opportunities to participate in trips in future years. The study of French also develops overall communication and literacy skills.

Topics of study include:
1. Describing yourself and others.
2. Talking about your everyday life, including school.
3. Describing your interests and leisure preferences.
4. Talking about where you live.
5. Describing a French town and things you can see and do there.
6. Shopping language.
7. Discussing food and food specialties.

The majority of our learning is shown through conversation activities about the chosen topics. Learning also occurs through games and French film. Students also complete some research about an aspect of French culture.

Unit tests occur each term across the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.


Year 10 (Table A) full year options - 4 lessons per week for the whole year, Languages


11 French 1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*10FR1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $35
Cost includes annual subscription to Education Perfect and a workbook.

Please note: Education Perfect is an interactive vocabulary website based on NCEA requirements, which is an excellent resource for vocabulary learning.