Teaching standard grade French through integrated communicative projects (I.C.P's)
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Education aims to promote learning, ie the ability to think for oneself, to develop the various skills of the individual and to make the individual independent and capable of making judgements. In order to facilitate learning and to find out what methods and level would be best suited for the learner, I initially studied the contents of the French course. A range of topic areas and of functions are prescribed and they constitute a single through-syllabus for all learners to tackle when striving to develop their four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. A current development for the Standard Grade Course is that of Languages for All, demanding a far greater need for differentiation. Despite the three levels of assessment I perceived, through observation, the need for strong motivating elements at both ends of the scale. The results of my questionnaire confirmed that, unless the teachers pitch courses at an appropriate level for their pupils, loss of interest and disruption occur.