Modern Foreign Languages

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Welcome to the Languages area

Head of Department – Mrs S. East

In Modern Foreign Languages, French is taught from Year 7 and German is taught to top sets in Year 8. The department consists of three full time members of staff and two part time. All MFL staff are specialists in languages.

Staffing

Head of MFL & Teacher of French and GermanMrs S. East – BA (Hons) French, German and International Relations
Second in MFLMs L. Harvey – PGCE Humanities/Master of Arts Degree with merit
Teacher of FrenchMs N. Glancy – BA (Hons) English and French

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Myself
numbers
months
days
the classroom
family
animals
Introduction of characters: Charlotte and Didier
House
home
personalities
looks
opinions of cognates
Introduction of phrase of the day
Where I live
Other countries
French speaking countries
mardi gras
bedroom
evening activities
Town
Plastic and the environment
Asking and giving directions
Snack food
Prices
evening activities
Daily routine
School subjects
Culture of education in France
Opinions
Justifications
Hobbies
Instruments
la fête de la music
Sports
Holidays
Holiday activities
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Talking about
Revision of characters: Charlotte and Didier
Talking in more detail about families
Talking about where people live
French speaking countries
the weather
What you like to do.
Sports
activities with friends
TV programmes
Television in France
Christmas in France
Excursions
Excuses
Clothing
Buying clothes and prices
fashion and shopping habits
Past tense where you went
Food likes and dislikes
French Apprentice
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Preparing a party
Buying food
Restaurant visits
Countries and languages
French speaking countries
Holiday destinations
Talking about a past holiday
Talking about friends
Pocket money
New Technology
social media
downloading music
Future holidays
Plans and dreams
Film projects les choristes
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Revision of characters: Charlotte and Didier
TV programmes and films
Cinema
Looks
Reading
Last weekend
Weekend plans
Future plans and predictions
Future careers
Why languages are important
Options and careers with MFL
Illness
Healthy eating
Health lifestyle
giving and receiving advice
Keeping fit
French sporting heroes
Friends
Crime in the castle
Solving crimes
Different areas of France
Travel arrangements
Booking a hotel room
Visiting an attraction
Le Mans – 24 hour race
Different school systems.
Young people and work
Social issues
Rights and religion
Human rights
Film Project Asterix aux jeux olympiques
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
3.1.1 Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 1: Identity and culture covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:
Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
Relationships with family and friends
Topic 2: Technology in everyday life
Social media
Mobile technology
Reading and listening tasks
.1.1 Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 1: Identity and culture covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:
Topic 3: Free-time activities
Reading and listening tasks
3.1.2 Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:
Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
Healthy/unhealthy living
Reading and listening tasks
• 3.1.2 Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:
Topic 3: Global issues
The environment
Topic 4: Travel and tourism
Reading and listening tasks
3.1.3 Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment covers the following four topics:
Topic 1: My studies
Topic 2: Life at school/college
Reading and listening tasks
3.1.3 Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment covers the following four topics:
Topic 3: Education post-16
Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions
Reading and listening tasks
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Learning of any topics that haven’t been covered in speaking
Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
Topic 2: Social issues
Charity/voluntary work
Poverty/homelessness
Marriage/partnership
Also revision of speaking topics
Reading and listening tasks
Learning of any topics that haven’t been covered in speaking
Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
Topic 2: Social issues
Charity/voluntary work
Poverty/homelessness
Marriage/partnership
Also revision of speaking topics
Reading and listening tasks
Over the next 2 Terms
Speaking – Students to practice:
Reading and Listening
Photo card answers to literary texts.
Role Play
Practice questions – answers in TL, answers in English
Photo card answers to literary texts.
Conversation (key topics below)
Self and family
Home and environment
Free Time
Education
Holidays
Writing – students to practice:
Photo card (Foundation)
Extended responses (Foundation and Higher)
Translation (Foundation and Higher

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
4All KS3
At least once a fortnight
20 – 30 minutes
Speaking tasks
Spellings tasks
Writing tasks
Urdu club
Spelling Bee club
Intervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.COURSE BOOK = EXPO 1
Websites
www.linguascope.com
Ask your teacher for the username and password
Français extra
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
4Research homework
Cultural awareness
Assessment preparation
Website access
Worksheet tasks
Urdu clubIntervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.COURSE BOOK = EXPO 2 rouge and vert
Websites
www.linguascope.com
Ask your teacher for the username and password
Français extra
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
4Vocabulary learningUrdu club
Spanish club
Intervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.COURSE BOOK = EXPO 3 rouge and vert
Websites
www.linguascope.com
Ask your teacher for the username and password
Français extra
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5All KS4
once a week
Speaking tasks
Spellings tasks
Writing tasks
Homework club for pupils wishing to revise or complete homework
History and French trip
Revision sessions for writing
Revision sessions for speaking
Revision sessions for listening
Revision session for reading
Exam board = AQA
Websites
www.linguascope.com
Ask your teacher for the username and password
intermediate
GCSE bite size
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Research homework
Cultural awareness
Assessment preparation
Website access
Worksheet tasks
Exam revision
Vocabulary learning
Homework club for pupils wishing to revise or complete homework
Extra Revision sessions Wed Week A after school.
Revision sessions for writing controlled assessments.
Revision sessions for speaking controlled assessments.
Revision sessions for listening and reading
Exam board = AQA
Websites
www.linguascope.com
Ask your teacher for the username and password
intermediate