French Language Detectives
for secondary schools
4 days from £214 per person
J’aime bien parler français au marché, au café...partout!
Our French Language Detectives course is a great way to add even more value to your French trip.
As your students explore the local villages, interview the local people and buy from the local stores, they'll get the chance to practise their French in authentic situations - helping to build their confidence and inspire a passion for the language and culture of France.
Your PGL Language Representative will deliver achievable, modular learning opportunities for your students at KS3 and KS4 so they can make the most of being in France.
It's an inspiring trip that can help improve take-up of French at GCSE and raise examination grades. It's also an experience your pupils will remember for years to come.
Your group can take part in a set programme of local visits, such as town trails and market visits, or you can tailor-make your own excursion plan from the wide choice available (with the help and advice of our tour organisers).
Many of your visits can be further enhanced by modules from our Language Detectives study course which lends a sharper focus to your outing. Tasks such as ordering a drink from a local cafe, buying ingredients from a market stall to prepare a meal or interviewing one of the locals, all present practical opportunities for your students to use and learn French and experience many different aspects of French culture.
You can choose to take part in inspiring outdoor adventure activities available at our centres to further enhance the learning opportunities for your group and complete the PGL experience.
|le petit déjeuner|
|le matin||Market visit including study module, “Préparez-à-manger”||Local visit and study module “Une Interview dans la Rue”||Study module and guided visit to boulangerie||Depart after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route|
|l’après-midi||Welcome to centre and orientation||Zip Wire and Archery||Half day excursion||Challenge Course and Low Ropes|
|le soir||Passeport au Monde||French postcard and ‘Mon Journal’||Boules or Crêpe Evening||Disco|
On a French Language Detectives Course, your pupils will benefit from first-hand experience of talking with native speakers in a completely authentic setting as well as the opportunity to prepare for their encounters.
With the help of a dedicated PGL Language Representative, your group will gather useful vocabulary and improve oral fluency, developing their language skills in context.
The modular format of this course means you can choose to do as many or as little of the course as you wish and tailor it according to the specific learning requirements of your students.
Modules such as Culture and Diversity, People and Places, and Food are all designed to introduce pupils to the many different aspects of life in a different country through hands-on, practical tasks. Further information can be found in our French Language Detectives Teacher Guide, Paris and French Language Detectives Teacher Guide Normandy & Opal Coast.
Your pupils will leave France with greatly improved confidence and enthusiasm for the language.
On-site adventure activities will also improve group dynamics, motivation and communication skills.
Return travel by executive coach is included in the cost of your trip. Your coach is also available for excursions once you arrive at your PGL centre, subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.
To minimise your journey time and make the most of your time away we offer a number of Channel crossings. Dover-Calais is included as standard in the cost of our tours but alternative crossings are available on request. You can choose Dover-Dunkirk by ferry or Folkestone-Calais by Eurotunnel at no additional charge. A small supplement may apply to crossings from Portsmouth to Caen and Cherbourg. Please contact our Tour Organisers to discuss alternative Channel crossings including air and Eurostar.