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Discover Glennie's unique French Immersion Program

The Glennie School’s French Immersion Program offers girls an innovative and challenging learning experience in Years 7 to 9.

Throughout the three-year period, girls study a range of core subjects entirely in French - Mathematics, Science, Social Science (History and Geography) and French - with three native-speaking qualified teachers. French Immersion subjects adhere to the Australian Curriculum, so the transition into Year 10 occurs without difficulty.

Prior study of the language in Junior Years is not essential and, as half of the Year 7 curriculum is taught in French, girls quickly become proficient by systematically building their communication skills.

The French Immersion Program culminates with the opportunity to take part in an exciting four-week study tour to France. Students have the chance to explore landmarks, sites and monuments related to their Social Science studies. They also spend two weeks with French families and attend classes at Glennie’s sister school, Saint Paul-Bourdon Blanc, in Orléans.

Evidence from neuroscience research attests the benefits for brain development of learning a foreign language. Increasing numbers of schools around Australia and the world now offer immersion or bilingual programs as a result.

Benefits of French Immersion

Learning through immersion provides maximum exposure to the language as well as developing the building blocks for a successful career beyond school, including:

  • Adaptability
  • Thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Organisation, self-discipline and concentration
  • Good work habits, perseverance and resilience
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Teamwork
  • An increased understanding of how language works, including an improved understanding of the English language

Glennie is a member of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools.  The Association aims to promote French-English bilingual education in Australia and to share knowledge, experience and expertise in bilingual education with the support of the Embassy of France in Australia. Member schools educate bilingual, bicultural students whose academic excellence prepares them for entrance to the finest universities.

Our informative French Immersion Program fact sheet provides further details about the Program.  

Take a look at our short video to see how your daughter will benefit from our French Immersion Program.