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Modern Foreign Languages

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES - FRENCH & SPANISH

There are a number of careers specifically involving foreign languages, such as interpreting, telecommunications, translating, travel and tourism, and teaching. However, for most people, being able to use another language (or languages) is an invaluable extra asset when it comes to competing for jobs. Companies are more willing to offer employment to people with language skills as they often bring more flexibility to the work place, enabling companies to cope efficiently in any area where Britain needs to communicate with other countries.

A number of universities, sixth form colleges and technical colleges such as QMC and BCOT encourage foreign language qualifications for many courses or add a foreign language module to existing courses. The emphasis for the future is to have a foreign language skill.

 

   

Year 9 fashion show

 

YEAR 7
Many pupils will be new to language. We will go through the basics and study the following topics: 
YEAR 8
The following themes run in Year 8:
YEAR 9 
 
French
    Bienvenue (welcome)
    Toi et Moi (you and I)
    Au college (in school)
    En vacances (on holidays)

 Spanish
    Bienvenidos (welcome)
    Mi instituto (my school)
    Mi familia (my family)
    En casa (at home)

French
    Ma maison (my house)
    Mes loisirs (my leisure)
    La famille et les copains (family and friends)
    A Paris (in Paris)

Spanish 
    Pasatiempos (hobbies) 
    La comida (food) 
    La salud (health)

French 
    Les vacances (holidays) 
    La forme (healthy living) 
    La mode (fashion)

Spanish 
    De compras (shopping) 
    El turismo (tourism) 
    Diversiones (entertainment)

 

 

GCSE
The GCSE course in Modern Foreign Languages aims to develop students’ ability to understand and use the foreign language for purposes of practical communications as well as creatively and imaginatively. It seeks to develop an understanding of French and/or Spanish and offer insights to the culture and civilisation of these countries and communities speaking the language. We will work through a series of topics grouped together within four overall themes.

For listening and reading:                                                                                                                             
    Out and about 
    Customer services and transactions 
    Personal information 
    Future plans, education and work

For speaking and writing: 
    Media and culture 
    Sport and leisure 
    Travel and tourism 
    Business, work and employment.

 

Teaching Staff

 

Eloise PĂ©choux-Gricourt  Head of Languages, French and Spanish teacher
Claire Howell  French teacher
Emily Mercer  French and Spanish teacher
Mary Glasgow Magazine coordinator 

 

USEFUL RESOURCES

French

    BBC GCSE French Bitesize 
    BBC Beginners French
    Talktolearn.org
    CBEC Moodle

Spanish
    BBC GCSE Spanish Bitesize 
    Jimmyp.me.uk 
    For GCSE pupils, choose Listos 3 activities. For all other years, chose Mira 1. This website consists of vocab games
    BBC Beginners Spanish 
    CBEC Moodle


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Languages at Key Stage 3 (PDF)
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