"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." - Frank Smith

At Greythorn Primary we believe that every child benefits from learning an additional language.

We support the DET guidelines that state:

"Languages education opens up career opportunities, and provides a range of benefits, including stimulating brain development, enhancing English literacy skills and encouraging respect and understanding of other cultures."

In our French classroom we have fun!

In French classes, students are encouraged to use French as much as possible for classroom routines, social interactions, structured learning tasks, and language experimentation and practice.


French lessons are delivered in an interactive manner to maximise students’ engagement. We use a wide range of tools and activities to enhance students’ interest in their learning. Music, games, quizzes, drawings, stories, books, ICT, and videos are all used to encourage students to have a go at listening, speaking and writing French.

The AIM program is also incorporated into the lessons. Students are exposed to a range of dialogue, music and plays in French and uses the assistance of gestures to portray meaning.

Alliance Française

Founded in 1890, the Alliance Française de Melbourne is a non-profit association that promotes French language and culture via activities, such as: film festivals, conversation groups and language courses. It is part of a worldwide network of 1,400 Alliance Française locations in 138 countries.


Each year the Alliance Française holds a poetry competition called “The Berthe Mouchette Competition”. This competition is open to Primary and secondary school students. Students must recite a poem learnt off by heart that they choose from a choice of four poems given by Alliance Française.


Students from grades 3 to 6 are welcome to participate in the competition. We are very supportive of every student wishing to enter the competition and we ensure they are ready to recite their poems in due time.


French Club

Our French leaders Zahra and Matilda will be running French Club this year. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Be ready to have fun!


Aude JOYCE and Antoinette KENNEDY

French teachers

Greythorn Primary School