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Parlez-vous francais?

In a world that is becoming increasingly global, students do not need to go far to encounter other languages.

A French Breakfast  Le Menu  NCS Tour de France  Tossing a crepe

Learning a language is vital in being able to communicate your needs in another country. Students at NCS are taught how to initiate conversations and introduce themselves and well as some basic travel phrases. However, approaching another culture with a humble attitude of seeking to learn from others and walk in their shoes is also an important attitude to cultivate. Students are encouraged to learn to ask questions that will help them to learn from others.

As Jesus demonstrated throughout his life, meaningful and ongoing relationships are important. Therefore, just knowing a language is not enough.

Understanding the people and the culture breathes relevance into the use of that language and allows speakers to communicate and act with sensitivity, subtlety, complexity, compassion and understanding.

Learning a second language can not only help students understand English better, but it can also be a stepping stone to further language studies. Students at Nepean Christian School currently have the opportunity of learning French. The close links between English and French make it an easy language to pick up.

French is one of the major languages in the world. It is used in parts of Europe, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, the West Indies, the Indian Ocean region and the South Pacific region close to Australia, namely New Caledonia, Tahiti and Vanuatu. French is also the official language in a large number of international organisations including the United Nations Organisation and the Olympic Games.

Games, using ipads, online activities and cultural experiences such as French Day, make learning French accessible and fun.

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