French is the world language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. Learning French opens up a whole new world of culture and civilization.
The French department in Ardscoil Phádraig strives to promote the French language and culture both inside and outside the classroom. A wide variety of interactive learning techniques are used by the teachers to develop the student’s oral, listening, reading and writing skills.
Every year, students enjoy participating in European Day of Languages which aims to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone. Our Transition year students have enjoyed planning and delivering a language lesson to our 1st year students. A fun and engaging experience for all!
Students in Ardscoil Phádraig are also awarded partial scholarships to attend French language colleges during the summer months while Katelyn Farrell also enjoyed a French exchange last year, spending six weeks living with a French family in Brittany, attending school and becoming immersed in French language and culture.