Jumeirah Bachelorette School is located in a quiet residential area and is located in the heart of Dubai. It is a warm and humane school that follows the IP (International Baccalaureate) course and welcomes students from all over the world to the Green Campus. Within the IP curriculum, JBS has developed a unique French native language program that provides the opportunity for linguistic and cultural immersion of overseas bronchophones. This program helps students to better understand their own language, strengthen their language skills and develop their culture. In the hands of experienced teachers of the French mother tongue, its popularity is growing exponentially among French-speaking parents and students. What makes it so attractive?
We were curious to hear what the first participants and students had to say about this project: why these secondary students are not only satisfied with following the French subjects without a unique opportunity and filter to hear in person, but can see their fulfillment there. Together we will find their answers to this little questionnaire:
1. What do you like most about the Francophone program on JBS?
I love having a literary show and sharing my reading with my teacher. I also like that teaching in experiments and games like Kahut is fun because grammar is as easy to learn as it is! (Romeo, France)
My favorite thing is creative writing and text review (Alex, Tunis).
One of my favorite things about the Francophone project is that we have a relatively small class where we can laugh together, but work well (Nova, Switzerland).
I really like the fact that there is a lot of literature and I read a lot of books because I am a big fan of literature and the fact that it is included in the school system is so awesome (Yon from France)
2. Why do you want to study at JPS?
I like JBS because the IP system pushes us, but there is no big homework after school: I like to make time for my games and my matches (Romeo, France).
For my part, I like JBS because we learn in a fun way (Daphne, Canada).
What I like about JBS is that it is a great school, and there are many different aspects to teaching others to please and respect others by developing their character (Chloe, France).
I would love to study at JBS because it is a great campus, school with sports or art facilities, and the teachers are very nice and always ready to help and advise us (Nova, Switzerland).
What I appreciate is the availability of teachers to help us, with each teacher always helping us, and after lessons (Charlie, Canada).
I like to study at JBS because I consider the IP system to be a system for creativity and collaboration rather than hard work (Eva, Switzerland).
What I really like about JBS is that it is a great school where I can learn a lot of things and develop my own languages and additionally learn new languages (Sam, Switzerland).
3. Why is the Francophone program favorable for native mother phone phones?
The French speaking program allows you to not miss the French practice (Jade from France),
Thanks to our program, even an English school can retain our ability to master French (Alex, Tunis).
Thanks to him we can practice our mother tongue every week and not miss it (Nova, Switzerland).
I find French to be advantageous at JBS as there are only 6 of us in our class, which means we can learn 15-20 faster than other classes (Yon from France).
Because, like my French-speaking friends who stay in French schools, I don’t need to take extra classes outside of school, meanwhile I have become bilingual in English. (Romeo, France).
Because, just like that, we have phonographs as our mother tongue. It is really difficult to have a language that is not spoken here in Dubai where English is everywhere. (Eva, Switzerland).
The Francophone program is positive because we can speak French while taking French lessons, work in French, and have friends with whom we can communicate in French (Sam, Switzerland).
4. Tell us about your favorite memory from one of your French lessons?
I loved working in the theater with my teacher and my role as a bourgeois gentleman, and it was so much fun and exciting (Romeo, France).
One of my favorite memories is that we had to prepare a talk on a specific topic. We were a couple, I was with my friend, he worked hard to get a good GPA and it was inspiring. (Jade from France).
My favorite memory is that when we had a plan to do it in Japan, my friend and I found it so much fun and interesting because we learned Japanese in an English school, in a French class! (Daphne, Canada).
My best memory is that before the winter break for the last lesson we did a quiz on the themes of Francophonie and France like “Questions for a Champion” and we had a lot of fun (Noah).
My favorite memory of one of my classes when we took quizzes Cohoots We all laugh and have fun when we learn! (Chloe, France).
My favorite memory is that we had to do a research project about the author of a book with a funny story, and I really liked it. (Cabin from France).
What I like most when we talk about different things is that open communication is something I appreciate (Eva, Switzerland).
After discovering the French mother tongue project through the eyes of school students, it became clear that this project was a huge success. Creating an environment that actively motivates students to enjoy learning is something to celebrate. Thanks to the Francophone program, these students can appreciate and actively practice their own culture and their own heritage because the Francophone program is at the center of the curriculum.
The project is a huge success for the school, and it looks like it will only grow over the next few years.