Modern Foreign Languages

Our MFL team provide a curriculum that supports linguistic development, whilst at the same time enables students to develop their knowledge and capacity of the French language and culture. We aim to enable students to identify similarities and differences between cultures and develop an attitude of tolerance and understanding of those around them. Our aspiration is to improve life chances through speaking a foreign language and to enthuse students to further expand their understanding of the wider global community whilst simultaneously developing transferrable linguistic skills.

The aims for all learners are:

  1. All students to be able to respond to spoken and written French through the means of the 5 skills; Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation and Speaking.

  2. All students will be able to understand language at different levels using Listening, Reading and Translation skills with increasing confidence

  3. All students to be able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say; including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.

  4. All students will be able to write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures and tenses that they have learnt. They will also use these skills to create prose with increasing confidence.

  5. All students will develop an understanding of the role of cognates and near cognates within a foreign language and English, so recognising that the development of language is rooted in many countries not just their own.

Homework:

To support your daughter with completing work at home, each homework will be uploaded and set on Google Classroom for your daughter to complete and hand in electronically if she may wish.

Parental advice and support

Encourage students to spend time learning weekly vocabulary and to ensure that at KS4 students undertake all exam revision work that is provided to them for the speaking exam.

Useful Websites to Support Learning in MFL at KS3

To support you child the best thing you can do is regularly ask them about what they have learnt in school each day and encourage them to regularly watch the news along with this the following websites can be used to support pupils when completing homework tasks, or for wider learning in French:

Quizlet

Memrise

Language Gym

News in Slow French

Youtube - Extra episode

A Green Mouse (Stories in French)

BBC Bitesize - French

Google Classroom - All students have class code

Useful Websites to Support Learning in MFL at KS4

The MFL department has provided all KS4 students with a ‘Revision Guide’ which covers all the topics for the GCSE examination. Students are advised to use this frequently so as a parent if you could encourage them to regularly review and recap for key concepts, vocabulary, Grammar  and topics in detail this will support with their progress in lesson

In addition to this you can regularly support your child by encouraging the use of the following websites or by simply quizzing her about what they have learnt in school each day.

Quizlet

Memrise

Language Gym

News in Slow French

Youtube - Extra episode

A Green Mouse (Stories in French)

BBC Bitesize - French


Edexcel Specification for GCSE French

Google Classroom - All students have class code

“He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own”  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Kunst und Alterthum

 

MFL Curriculum Plan

If you require any further information about MFL please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Bentley Tel: (01482) 343098 Email: bentleyk@yhclt.net

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