a language spoken all over the world. More than 200 million people on all five continents speak French. 68 states and governments are francophone.
a language that makes it easier to find work. Knowledge of the French language opens the doors of French companies in France and abroad in all francophone countries (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and Africa). In addition, there are numerous bilingual training and study opportunities in Germany and French-speaking European countries that open up a worldwide field of work for graduates.
a language for travelling. Knowledge of French makes it much easier and more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the French regions, but also to understand the culture, mentalities and art of living in France. French is just as useful when you visit Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, Seychelles, and so on.
the language of culture. French is the world language of gastronomy, fashion, theatre, fine arts, dance and architecture. Those who know the French language have access to the original version of the great works of French and French literature, as well as films and chansons.
The Other Language of International Relations. French is at the same time a working and official language in the UN, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross... and in several international courts.
We at Thor-Heyerdahl-Gymnasium want to meet all these requirements with our modern foreign language teaching: Our lessons are motivating, lifelike and varied. The emphasis is on the teaching of communicative and intercultural competences, whereby the important components of a foreign language such as vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures are learnt in the classroom in an action-oriented and internal differentiated way.
The project will involve students thinking about their favourite books when they were younger and thinking about which books interest them now, then sharing this information with students in the other country.