The ECAs have finally started for this academic year! I mentioned the importance of taking part in such activities in our Meet the Tutor afternoon a couple of weeks ago and never fail to encourage our young learners to embrace the opportunities to attend them. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in one area, add new skills to your bow or have a taste of something new, a lot is on offer to satisfy our eager learners’ curious minds. This week, I would like to share an article written by our French teacher, Ms Céline Escomel, about our students who studied outside of school hours last year to prepare for the DELF exam in French:
‘After a whole year preparing for their DELF exam, the day finally arrived in May when our French students from Secondary School travelled to the Lycée Bonaparte in Doha. The DELF is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to attest the level of French-language skills of non-French natives. It is a diploma recognised all over the world by universities and embassies. There are six independent diplomas, which match the six levels of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Our students’ success at this exam is very promising. It was a great experience as they displayed their High Five attributes of aiming high and working hard as they joined three times a week the ECA. They also practise their ‘Accept responsibility’ skill as they had to engage in regular additional work at home. As their French teacher, I can wholeheartedly say that their dedication level surpassed expectations of such young students and is certainly reflected in their fantastic results.
During the French lessons and ECA, they learned through educational games and focused mainly on the development of their speaking skills. Strengthening their speaking skills gave momentum for their writing, reading and listening skills to further consolidate.
Sincere congratulations to our French students who successfully met the requirements of either the A1, A2 or B1 level:
Shonchari Subha, Muhammad Taha, Jermaine Chuah, Jensen Chuah, Jenelle Chuah, Sharvez Sivam, Wali Hassan, Ahnaful Hoque, Srividhya Gopala Krishnan, Marc Ato, Evelyn Naibaho, Shesha Taylor.’
Head of Secondary School