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Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7’s Visit to the French Library

 

 

On a mission to deepen their appreciation for French literature and heritage, Grade 7 students from The Khaitan School recently visited the French library. This excursion was designed to provide immersive learning experiences beyond the classroom, enriching the students’ cultural knowledge and language skills.

Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7's Visit to the French Library

Key Highlights of the Visit

 

1. Exploration of French Literature: The students had the pleasure of exploring a vast collection of French books, magazines, television programs, and multimedia resources. The library offered a rich literary heritage, covering various genres and topics. Students browsed the shelves, immersing themselves in French literature, which broadened their understanding and appreciation of French culture.

Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7's Visit to the French Library

2. Language Practice: The visit presented an excellent opportunity for the students to practice their French language skills in a real-world setting. Engaging in conversations with the academic director, Frederic Wolska, and the librarian, Sharbani, the students asked questions about the books and resources available. This interaction significantly enhanced their language proficiency and confidence, demonstrating how language can be learned through different mediums.

Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7's Visit to the French Library

3. Experiential Learning: The visit also included a session in the theatre room where students watched the French movie Calamité (Calamity). The film conveyed important themes such as gender equality, unity, willpower, and the idea that nothing is impossible when one is determined. Following the movie, the students participated in a discussion with their teachers and the librarian, deepening their understanding of the film’s messages. They also showcased their talents by reciting the poem Alouette and singing the French song C’est Noël. Their enthusiasm and active participation were appreciated, and they were given small French souvenirs as mementos.

Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7's Visit to the French Library

4. Cultural Immersion: In addition to practicing the language, students gained valuable insights into French culture. They learned about the French education system and the hierarchy of schools, broadening their cultural horizons and enhancing their global awareness.

Enriching Cultural Knowledge and Language Skills: Grade 7's Visit to the French Library

The visit to the French library was a valuable educational opportunity that provided Grade 7 students with a deeper understanding of the French language, literature, and culture. The students returned with enriched cultural knowledge, improved language skills, and a heightened appreciation for French heritage.

The trip was organized and supervised by Ms. Vaishali Sharma and Ms. Jagriti Chaddha, who ensured that the students had an engaging and educational experience.

 

The Khaitan School looks forward to organizing more such enriching excursions, fostering a love for learning and cultural exchange among its students.

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