Collins IGCSE® French provides comprehensive coverage of the Cambridge IGCSE French (0520) syllabus. With a clear structure and engaging content, the Student’s Book has been carefully planned around topic-based units so that language and skills are taught in context.
The course takes a skills-based communicative approach with equal coverage given to all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content is relevant to the age group and so provides engaging and motivating learning opportunities in real-world contexts. All topics, grammar, and vocabulary are mapped to the syllabus, with clear learning objectives highlighted for each section of each unit. Units follow a carefully-planned, consistent structure allowing for reinforcement and progression at every stage.
The course caters to all levels of ability, including the needs of students with less experience of French or those who need more support. It also provides extension activities for those students who require an extra challenge and aims to encourage all students to develop their higher-order thinking skills.
The layout of the book is clear and accessible, with boxed features highlighting key points of grammar, vocabulary or suggestions for taking things further. The opportunity to review is key and there are various Check-up and Review sections that encourage students to reflect on their progress. Each unit also contains a useful vocabulary section for ease of reference.