St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 1 French

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Atkinson.

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of Year 10 French or French background.

The course continues to develop the skills needed to understand and use every day written and spoken French. The focus is on effective communication and students have to be committed to learning vocabulary and language features. Cultural studies are an integral component of the course.

As the class is smaller, we have more opportunities to do some activities outside the classroom such as going to the French Film festival to the restaurant or even have Zoom meeting with classes overseas. 

Our students on zoom with a school in Thio (New Caledonia)

Subject Overview

Term 1
Revision of junior school
Me, my family and my friends

Term 2
My Health
My School

Term 3
My holidays
My city
New Zealand

Term 4
Revision and preparation for external NCEA
submission of portfolios

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

Standards subject to change.


Level 2 French

Learning French enables you to travel and meet French speaking people all over the planet. French is the only language spoken on all the continents. French is a Latin language, it can help you to learn any other roman languages such as Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian etc.
Learning about a different culture develops your emotional intelligence as well as your reasoning.
You can have access to any jobs when you speak a different language and it is a great asset to have in our world nowadays.

Career Pathways

Chef, Furniture Finisher, Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Barrister, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Author, Baker, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Language Perfect for $20. (on demand)


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.