NewVIc partners with French Institute to tackle fall in numbers of students studying foreign languages
The uptake of A Level French has dramatically fallen over the past 5 years, with less than 3000 students nationally taking the subject last year.
Learning a language is about much more than communication. Languages are at the core of cultural heritage and learning about this is so important in understanding each other and the world we live in.
As a provider of educational and cultural exchange between France and the United Kingdom, the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni has partnered with Newham Sixth Form College to host a series of French language and culture masterclasses to benefit students in Year 11 in the East London area.
The French Masterclasses are free of charge and will be open to all secondary schools in the neighbourhood.
The program will run over 25 weeks from 10 October 2018 to 3 April 2019 and will be based at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) in Plaistow on Wednesdays after school.
The masterclasses will be designed to encourage, inspire and engage young people in the learning and practice of French. Participants will be offered cultural opportunities throughout the school year, including cultural trips and workshops at the Institut Français in South Kensington, as well as visits from inspiring speakers from a range of backgrounds to emphasize the importance of languages in the workplace and job market today.
Benoît Le Dévédec
Attaché de Coopération Pour le Français - French Language Attaché
Associate Principal (A levels), Newham Sixth Form College