|Teacher Day 2016|
|World Habitat Day 2016|
|Highlights of Welcome Back Assembly; Student Awards 2015-16|
|We Can Watch the Stars Come Out|
|Inter-House Soccer Tournament 2016|
|Typing Master Competition 2016|
|The Wizard of Oz|
|Kashmir Day 2017|
|World Cancer Day|
|Mishael Hyat at BISC 2017|
|World Water Day 2017|
|Aitchison College French Competition Winners|
|4th BCR Sports League|
|World Human Rights Day 2017|
|A Winter Carnival|
|Chess Competition 2016|
|Global Dignity Day 2016|
|Personal Projects 2016|
|International Day for Older Persons|
|South Asia Tour 2016|
|Ali Zafar at TNS|
|Little Art Competition|
|Alzheimer’s & World Tourism Day 2016|
|IB Learner Profile Best Student Certificates 2016|
|Aitchison College MUN 2016|
|Eid Ul Azha 2016|
|Lahore Alma MUN 2016|
|International Peace Day 2016|
|Defense Day 2016|
|TNS Graduation Ceremony|
|TNS DHA School Concert 2016|
|Labour Day/International Workers day 2016|
|Dr. Seuss' Birthday
|International Womens' Day|
|Switch to summer uniform|
|International French Language Day|
|International Day of happiness|
|World Water Day|
|23rd - 27th March|
Being an IB World school, we at TNS strive to develop an understanding and appreciation of foreign languages for the benefit of our students. Our philosophy consists of promoting respect for various cultures and this becomes evident in our French language classes. Not only do the students discover another language, but they also learn to appreciate and discover another culture. These first steps into language learning are the foundations to creating an international minded person who is willing to share, communicate and believe in their multilingual potential.
French is an official language in 33 countries on 5 continents. French is one of the official languages of a dozen international organizations and is the second most commonly studied foreign language in the world.
French at TNS
French is compulsory in all classes from Early Years to the Diploma Programme.
Nursery (x2 a week)
Reception (x2 a week)
KG (x3 a week)
Grade 1 (x3 a week)
These classes consist mostly of introductions to the French language. Multimedia resources allow students to develop an interest in phonics, the alphabet and basic vocabulary. Students are able to sing various nursery rhymes and can introduce themselves.
Grade 2 to Grade 5
Classes take place thrice a week. Students follow a curriculum largely based on the ZigZag book series.
Teachers ensure that all 4 language skills are equally developed. Lessons are divided in such a way that students get to equally practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
From Grade 6 to Grade 10, French classes are conducted according to ability levels (Phases 1-6) in order to fulfill the differentiated learning requirements.
These differentiation-based lessons are offered four times a week within the school timetable.
A phase is basically a level on the language acquisition continuum outlined by the IB. There are a total of 6 phases that can be achieved.
French teachers decide the most suitable phase in which to place individual students by looking at their previous language-learning record and a language assessment during the admission process.
Please note that the phases do not correspond to particular age groups or MYP year levels.
Students do not necessarily begin in phase one – they can begin at any phase, depending on their prior language-learning experiences, and in Grade 10 may exit from either phase 2, 4 or 6.
Grade 10 MYP French assessment
Students seeking the IB MYP Certificate must demonstrate their achievement of French by submitting an ePortfolio.
The ePortfolio comprises of 4 summative assessment tasks:
These are attempted by the students during the second term of their final year. The tasks are then compiled in March and marked by the French teacher. By April they are submitted to the IB for moderation.
Please note that In Year 5 the MYP language acquisition courses are formally assessed at any one of three proficiency levels depending on the student’s abilities. Those levels are:
emergent (Phase 2)
capable (Phase 4)
or proficient (Phase 6)
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)
French HL, SL and ab initio are offered as Group Two subjects.
Students graduating from the MYP will be placed according to their exit phase:
Placement in DP
Language B Standard Level (SL)
Language B Higher Level (HL)
Students having no prior exposure to the language or having passed no French language examination will be placed in ab initio.
A French club is also offered after school hours for students who are interested in enhancing their language skills.
French department at TNS
Currently we are a team of 8 teachers.
Ms. Mariam Mahmood
Ms. Zartashia Butt
Ms. Odile Peeters
Ms. Marya Jawwad
Ms. Ammara Iqbal
Ms. Nadia Najeeb
All teachers above have undergone IB trainings (regional and/or online) as well as various other foreign language/teacher trainings overseas and/or endorsed by the Alliance Française de Lahore.
French language resources available at TNS
The school library is fully stocked with multiple dictionaries and French books. These books have been divided into levels. The level suitable for phases 1 and 2 is A1. Phases 3 and 4 students can borrow A2 level books.
Students have the opportunity to participate in various interschool competitions as well as be part of the annual TNS Francophonie week celebration which takes place every February.