Our Cambridge IGCSE French homeschooling course is based around the language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing,
Psychological studies have found that speaking a second language, such as French, is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those of single language speakers, and these differences offer a number of benefits including:
These are all quite apart from the benefits of your child immersing themselves in another culture, and of seeing their own culture from the perspective of another.
The syllabus content of our CIE IGCSE French course is organised around 5 broad Topic areas which provide the context for your child to learn vocabulary and study grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, they will gain insight into the French language and French communities. The Topic areas are:
• The course will prepare your child for the (CAIE) Cambridge IGCSE in French, syllabus 0520 or 7156.
• The exam comprises three written papers and the oral. There is no Coursework requirement:
Paper 1: Listening: 45 minutes, (25% of the total mark)
Paper 2: Reading: 1 hour, (25%)
Paper 3: Speaking (Oral): 15 minutes, (25%)
Paper 4: Writing: 1 hour (25%)
I believe learning languages isn’t just about putting letters and words together; it’s about new cultures and new ideas. I want to encourage an experience for my students that is bigger than just books and rulesBA, Dip, CLAIT, CTLLS, PTLLS Subject: French View Profile
I am excited to be a Tutor of holistic education in modern languages and life skills, to develop students into well-rounded global citizens. I look forward to supporting you.BA, PGCE Subject: French, Skills for Life, Spanish View Profile
I am a passionate believer that students should study at their own pace and enjoy their learning. I am looking forward to helping and working with you on your French language progression.BA, PGCE Subject: French View Profile
I’ve always enjoyed learning languages and can speak French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. I enjoy the one-to-one contact that tutoring affords and sharing my passion for languages!BA, PGCE Subject: French & Spanish View Profile
I graduated with an MA in German & French from Oxford University living in Köln, Germany for part of my degree. I enjoy helping students boost their confidence and enjoyment of languages.MA (Oxon), PGCE Subject: French & German View Profile
I started learning French at school, and I’ve loved languages ever since. I was excited by the idea that speaking someone else’s language helps you to understand how they think as well as what they say.MA, PGCE Subject: French & Spanish View Profile
I looked at a few different subjects and exam papers and found that Cambridge exams were far more rigorous, so I asked my son what he would prefer to do - and he was very clear that he would prefer to take exams set by Cambridge University. So I was specifically looking for homeschooling for Cambridge IGCSE when I discovered the website of Wolsey Hall. Before your child starts their studies, they are invited to meet their tutors online via Skype and it is an excellent welcome to the start of the course. You can also download the course material so that if you are travelling it is still possible for your child to continue their education without a reliable or constant internet connection.