Transition Year Curriculum

Subject:      French

Teacher: Ms. T. O Carroll

Aims of the Course:


To improve:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Communicational skills

To compound knowledge of:

  • Grammar
  • Tenses

To deepen the understanding of French culture and history 

Course Description:


Revision of all grammar learned at Junior Cycle.

Vocabulary building

Magazine activities, comprehension, quiz, crossword, wordsearch.

Listening comprehension.

Oral work

French Cinema


  • Listening/aural skills
  • Reading skills
  • Oral skill
  • Written Communication
  • Use of Internet sites 


  • Study
  • Revision exercises
  • Comprehension exercises
  • Written production, diary entry, letters, notes and postcards 

Visiting speakers/Outdoor trips 

French Theatre Company

Proposed Evaluation Methodologies:

  • Continuous assessment
  • Aural
  • Oral
  • Written assessment
  • Project work/Presentations


Text books

Various text books and hand outs

Folens French Verbs /French Dictionary