STUDENTS studying French in Garden International School (GIS) had an extraordinary learning experience at the French international school, Lycée Français Kuala Lumpur (LFKL).
A group of Year 9 students, accompanied by GIS French teacher Vipula Sharma, spent the day learning French while experiencing the French school system.
The Year 9 students took part in the French students’ regular lessons.
“The visit was a vital experience as students do not have the opportunity to speak French outside of the classroom in Kuala Lumpur,” said Sharma.
The visit is part of a link being set up between the Modern Languages Faculty of GIS and the English Department of LFKL for students from both schools to improve their language learning experiences.
Last month, 16 students from the Year 11 class of LFKL together with their English teacher, Kizane Bardon, spent a day at GIS.
They helped the French students to prepare for their speaking and writing exams.
The French students learnt about the way a British school operates as they were paired up with a GIS student and attended lessons.
GIS student Arqam Ahsan, who is sitting for his International General Certificate of Secondary Education French exam said: “I learnt a few new phrases and facts about the French school system.”
GIS Sixth Form student Caroline Talbot said: “I hope we can do it again so that I can speak French more fluently.”
The idea to develop links between the two schools is an effective teaching approach to improve the French language skills of GIS students while the LFKL students improve their English language. It also serves as a cultural exchange experience for the students.