Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages

 

Year 7 Languages

Pupils in Year 7 learn both French and Spanish, starting with Spanish in the Autumn term, followed by French in the Spring term and then half a term of each in the Summer. This builds on their foreign language experience at Primary School and provides them with a solid basis in both languages. They will have the opportunity at the end of Year 7 to choose which language(s) they will study in Year 8 and 9. They are currently taught in the same groups as in their English lessons, with some pupils taking extra English phonics classes.

 

Year 7 topics (in both French and Spanish and based on Métro 1 and Mira 1)

  • Alphabet
  • Phonics/Spelling
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Numbers, months and dates
  • Using a bilingual dictionary and basic grammar
  • Personality and opinions
  • Family and pets
  • Freetime activities
  • Describing your house
  • School and time
  • Describing your town

Useful Websites

www.linguascope.com (pupils will be given the log in details)

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.espanol-extra.co.uk (pupils will be given the log in details)

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.wordreference.com

www.conjugation.org

 
A French and Spanish dictionary would also be very useful. Online translators are not recommended as the accuracy may vary.
 
Homework
Various homework tasks are set on a regular basis and may include learning vocabulary, reading, writing, preparing for speaking tests or research on a cultural topic. Parents can help by testing your child or by being ‘taught’ basic phrases. A Spanish taster session for parents is held in the Autumn term.
 

Trips and visits

Seville July 2018 - draft itinerary


Year 8 Languages

Year 8 French topics (based on Métro 2)

  • Talking about the past
  • Daily routines and invites 
  • Talking about family and friends
  • Dealing with illness (plus top set)
  • Food and shopping and restaurant role plays (plus top set)
  • A trip to Paris (plus top set)
  • Arranging accommodation
  • Year 8 Spanish topics (based on Mira 2)
  • Describing people and daily routine (plus top set)
  • Arranging to go out (plus top set)
  • Talking about past holidays
  • Food and ordering a meal
  • Describing clothes (plus top set)
  • Buildings in a town and asking for directions.

Year 8 Spanish topics (based on Mira 2)

  • Describing people and daily routine (plus top set)
  • Arranging to go out (plus top set)
  • Talking about past holidays
  • Food and ordering a meal
  • Describing clothes (plus top set)
  • Buildings in a town and asking for directions.

Useful Websites

www.linguascope.com (pupils will be given the log in details)

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.espanol-extra.co.uk (pupils will be given the log in details)

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.wordreference.com

www.conjugation.org

A French and Spanish dictionary would also be very useful. Online translators are not recommended as the accuracy may vary.

Homework

Various homework tasks are set on a regular basis and may include learning vocabulary, reading, writing, preparing for speaking tests or research on a cultural topic. Parents can help by testing your child or by being ‘taught’ basic phrases.

Events

At the end of September, the MFL Department run a languages week with competitions, taster sessions and boules. 

There is also the opportunity to take part in a letter exchange with pupils in Spain and France.

GCSE French and Spanish

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