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The New Zealand Curriculum.

This site has been developed to support The New Zealand Curriculum

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Example 1: Rap

Bonjour. Salut salut.

Comment ça va?

Ca va!

Comment t’appelles-tu?

Moi je m’appelle Lulu!
Et toi et toi et toi?

Moi je m’appelle François.

Est-ce que t’es bon au judo?

Non, moi c’est le vélo.

Super chouette méga cool.

A bientôt, t’es cool Raoul! *

*idiomatic expression using a name as in “She’ll be right, Jack”, “No way, José!”, or “Let’s do it, Stuart.”

Communication, Language Knowledge, and Cultural Knowledge, levels 1 and 2

At these levels, students can understand and use familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. They can interact in a simple way in supported situations.

 In selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will:  For example, students might:
  • receive and produce information;
  • give information about sports and express an opinion simply;
  • produce and respond to questions and requests;
  • give and ask for names;
  • show social awareness when interacting with others;
  • use an appropriate range of informal greetings and idiomatic expressions;
  • recognise that French is organised in particular ways;
  • use est-ce que + normal sentence order to ask a question;
  • make connections with known language(s
  • use idiomatic expressions, e.g., t’es cool Raoul and compare with similar expressions in known language(s);
  • colloquial greetings “ Salut / Hi” and a more formal “ Bonjour / Hello, good morning, good afternoon, gidday”
  • English words for many sports;
  • recognise that French culture is organised in particular ways;
  • choose to talk about  judo and  vélo instead of rugby and league.
  • make connections with known culture(s).


Students introduce themselves through a rap performance.

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