Unité 3 : Comment nous nous organisons.

Bonjour !

Our students are very excited because we are learning about food! Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we organize ourselves, and our central idea. A community is made of people and places, and the language they use to exchange objects, we have listed a fair amount of food and inquired about the concept of quantity in French. After looking at a few situations involving buying food, we are now ready to create a series of skits.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to identify jobs people do in a shop;
  • Students will be able to communicate politely in a shop;
  • Students will be able to order food and drinks;
  • Students will be able to understand more about the concept of quantity in French.


Students will share their process of writing a dialogue in a shop during our Open Classrooms on March 15th.

Au revoir !

Sắp đến Tết rồi! – Tet is coming

Tết is coming!


Tết or VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR marks the biggest and most significant festival in Vietnamese culture. It is an occasion for the Vietnamese people to show their respect to their parents, ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with the entire family members. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2018 New Year’s Day falls on Friday, February 16th. This year is the year of the Dog.

At UNIS, the Elementary students will have Tết assemblies on Wednesday, February 14th in the theatre. The assemblies are hosted by the grade 1, 3 and 5 students attending Vietnamese classes.

There are 2 performances scheduled as bellows:

Performance 1 for Grade 2,3,4,5: From 8.25 – 9.05 am

Performance 2 for Grade 1,  ECC and parents: From 9.10am – 9.50 am

Parents are kindly invited to the second assembly to join us for this special event. All the students are encouraged to wear “Áo dài” on the day.


During this week, all students from ECC up to grade 5 in Vietnamese class have been so busy making Banh Chung – Vietnamese sticky rice for Tet.  It is a wonderful learning experience for our UNIS students to explore the tradition of the host country. Bánh chưng is a traditional Vietnamese sticky rice cake which is made from sticky rice, green beans, pork and dong leaves. Its origin came from the story of Lang Liêu, a prince of Hùng King, who became the next King because of his thoughtful creation of bánh chưng and bánh dày, which symbolized the Earth and the Sky. It is considered as an essential food that every Vietnamese family must have on their altar at Tet time. The making and eating of Bánh Chưng during this time is a well-preserved tradition of Vietnamese people.







Right after Tet, on February 26th, all the grade students from grade 1 -5  in Vietnamese and Chinese

classes are going to take part in calligraphy writing activity during their World Language Time.

It’s in front of the canteen and parents are all welcome to attend.

Khám phá thế giới.

Đây là bài học thứ hai trong chương trình. Trọng tâm của bài học này là “Bảo vệ các di sản là trách nhiệm của chúng ta”.

Trong bài học này các em được cùng nhau khám phá những điểm đến khác nhau trên thế giới thông qua những bài đọc và trải nghiệm thực tế của mình. Các em chia sẻ những thông tin, kiến thức và hiểu biết của mình với các bạn trong lớp về những nơi mình đã đến.

Khám phá những di sản thế giới được UNESCO công nhận tại Việt Nam là một trong những nội dung chính. Tự mình tìm kiếm thông tin, sàng lọc và thuyết trình như một hướng dẫn viên du lịch đã thực sự là một hoạt động hết sức thú vị và mới mẻ với các em. Nó không chỉ giúp các em trau dồi thêm kiến thức về văn hóa, địa lý Việt Nam mà còn giúp các em phát triển kĩ năng nói và viết một cách tốt hơn.

Bên cạnh đó, các em cũng được làm quen với kĩ năng viết văn miêu tả. Các em được hướng dẫn cách viết một bài văn hoàn chỉnh thông qua các hoạt động như quan sát cây cối, ghi chép và sử dụng các biện pháp tu từ, cách lựa chọn từ ngữ thích hợp.

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Unit of Travel There or Not

We are beginning our new Unit of Travel There or Not. We will be able to understand

Explorations and travels reflect personal values.

Inquiry into:

– Features of travel locations, include sites and cultures (form)

– Specific features you look for in travel (Perspective)

– Actions we take to save the sites for the future. (Responsibility)

At the end of the Unit, students will be able to describe the places they traveled or would like to travel, and what actions we can take.

For the detailed learning throughout the unit, please visit students school personal blog.

Open classroom on Thursday period 7!


Thursday the 30th of November, you will be able to come and see how your child is learning french. We are currently working on colors and class objects.

Our content objective will be about colors and objects and

our language objectives will be about listening and writing, reading and listing on the google drive the vocabulary


My room is located in the library (110)

Thank you and I hope to see you on Thursday!


Unité 2 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

This week we have started our unit 2 in Grade 4 under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea is In everyday life language, wishes are often related to respect. This week we learnt how to count up to 10 000. We used our knowledge about high numbers and got into character wishing to eat like an ogre, which means a lot!

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to count up to 100 000 and practice with the concept of plural;
  • Students will be able to ask for permission;
  • Students will be able to express their interests at school.

We will focus on being communicator and reflective learners, showing cooperation and appreciation.

Please note that you are welcome to come to your child’s French class on Thursday 30th November for ES Open Classrooms, 2:15-2:55pm, in B8-109 (library building).

Au revoir !

Unit 1 : Qui sommes nous?


Bonjour Grade 4,

We have started a new unit and our central idea is Language can be used to describe and see our community differently. 

Our learning intentions for the unit are :

  • Student will be able to use actions verbs.
  • Students will be able to talk about their hobbies.
  • Students will be able to read informations in French about their national animals.
  • Students will be able to write and present about their national animals.

This last couple of weeks, students have been learning new actions verbs and they learned how to use them with different pronouns. They have been creating simple short sentences with humor. You can see them in this Padlet:


Students have been great inquirers and writers to practice the new verbs

Made with Padlet

Students have been great inquirers and writers in order to practice the new verbs

Au revoir!


G4 Unit 1 mon identite ma langue


We have started our new unit: Language can be used to describe people and objects from a different angle.

We will focus on being Inquirer and Open minded.

Our success criteria are:

  1. Numbers: I can count up to 30
  2. Alphabet: I can spell words and make a difference between “i” and “e”
  3. Neutral: I can understand that everything is masculin or feminin in french
  4. Country: I can say where I am from and what language I can speak
  5. Conversation: I can introduce myself with basic sentences
  6. others: I can introduce someone else using “il” or “elle”

Next week, we will start working on nationality: