“Sorties pédagogiques”: Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons
Since the creation of ACCORD School, the “sorties pédagogiques” (Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons) have been an important part of the school syllabus as they complement the French lessons students follow in the classroom.
At ACCORD Paris, we follow the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for teaching and assessing French as a foreign language, and we place our students in groups based on the levels defined by this framework.
Our teaching method includes taking into account the language needs and learning strategies of each student.
Our main aim is to recreate real-life situations where you will be able to put your French to practical use and develop your learning strategies, enabling you to use the communication skills you already have in your native language when speaking French.
Our ultimate goal is to help you reach a level of fluency where you will be able to communicate efficiently and effectively in French. To achieve this you will need both a strong command of the language and an in-depth understanding of French culture.
This is why “sorties pédagogiques” (Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons), which are an integral part of the course you book, are regularly organised so that students are placed in an authentic environment, enabling them to practice what they have learnt in the classroom whilst exploring Paris and its culture, as well as getting a better understanding of living in Paris.
For example, if you book our morning course “A” (20 hours per week), you may spend one of the morning lessons in a “sortie pédagogique”.
Since the creation of ACCORD School, the “sorties pédagogiques” (Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons) have been an important part of the school syllabus. They are organised to support the programmes taught in class and are an integral element of the school’s teaching method as it encourages students to practice outside a standard classroom environment.
Beyond studying French in a classroom, the lessons outside the classroom give students the opportunity to exchange and practice in a real-life context. These Walking in Paris lessons prepared by our teachers encourage oral communication and a direct contact within the social and cultural Parisian environment. They contribute and support the process of learning and improving our students’ French language skills by encouraging them to better understand the French and their daily life. These lessons outside the classroom are also an opportunity for our students to explore and understand the Parisian environment, as well as question, compare and stimulate their curiosity as they are invited to enquire, speak and listen.
Oral communication is a priority in our pedagogy, and this is why we don’t use traditional books/methods: learning to listen, understand, speak and express yourself naturally and appropriately, with fluency and correct pronunciation and intonation.
What is a “sortie pédagogique”?
A “sortie pédagogique” (Lessons outside the classroom – Walking in Paris lessons) consists of a visit accompanied by our French teachers of specific areas or sites of Paris, for example,
– The Passsages Couverts Parisiens
– La rue Montorgueil and French Gastronomy
– The Jardin du Palais Royal and the Comédie Francaise
– The Cimetière du Père Lachaise
– The Musée Carnavalet,
– Montmartre and its secrets, etc.
If you need to improve more intensively your oral French, select one or the two afternoon lessons dedicated to French Oral Communication, on Mondays and Fridays.
ACCORD French Language School
3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch
75015 Paris – France
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