Those who know nothing of languages know nothing of their own.

– Goethe

The aim of teaching French at Orley Farm School is not just about passing examinations.  Our overall aim is to make the study of French an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all pupils whatever their ability. Our lessons and language facilities are all designed to make communicating in another language functional and relevant. A weekend trip to Paris, an ‘Immersion week’ in Normandy, a weekly French club and a French day all help to bring the subject alive. 

In addition to developing pupils’ communication skills, learning another language helps to broaden their understanding of other cultures. In doing so, it is hoped that we encourage tolerance, open-mindedness and curiosity that goes beyond their years at Orley Farm School. 


Michelle Galán 

Head of French 

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