Name: Dalia Mahmoud
Title: Head of French Department
Education: Graduated from faculty of arts (French Department) class of 1994- Ain Shams University.
Teaching experience: I have 25 years of experience in the field of teaching French as a foreign language in international schools.
Well let me start by saying that I am really proud to be taking part and working for Princeton International Schools. Learning a new language is an enjoyable challenge which allows the discovery of a new culture. For us, this means not only leaning how to communicate in French but also discovering the Francophone culture in the whole world. Our creative, dedicated and motivated teachers are committed to providing PIS students with the best quality of education using new methodologies and techniques. One of our top priorities is to make the French language an easy and flexible language to be learned, also to develop the confidence of our students to communicate in French.
This year our curriculum is following the common European framework for languages (CEFR), which is composed of four strands: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It also allows the students to apply for the Delf Exam (certificate awarded by the French ministry of education for proficiency in French as a foreign language) and we will be working really hard to achieve this target. This academic year we have five French lessons per week which allows more time for each student to participate actively in lessons in a safe and positive learning environment. We incorporate fun activities into the lessons such as singing French songs, playing language games, watching extracts of French clips and videos on you tube.
This year will be an exciting and productive academic year. Looking forward to working with both parents and students.