Hello and Bonjour! At our school, we speak English half of the time, and French the other half. Our school is bilingual – that means we speak two languages. Learning at a bilingual school is fun, particularly when we get to celebrate Bastille Day with French food, French costumes and French decorations.
France is the largest country in Western Europe. It shares its border with six other countries - Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. It is known throughout the world for its cuisine and is an international centre for the fashion industry. France has a population of about 58.6 million. It's capital, Paris is the centre of French government, banking, business, art and culture. Millions of tourists flock to Paris each year to see its sights, eat at its famous restaurants and shop in its luxury stores.
The underlying values in the book Hello and Bonjour! are:
- Inquiry and curiosity