KS3 MFL

Students of Spanish or French have two lessons a week. The department follows the National Curriculum for MFL putting special attention to improving students’ general language skills and developing their enthusiasm to get to know other cultures.

By the end of year 9 our students can understand, express and develop their ideas in a number of topic areas: personal information and local area, school, holidays, problems, health, the workplace, shopping and the free time.

Enrichment

The department provides multiple opportunities for students to gain first-hand knowledge of Spanish and French culture through the continuous help of native language assistants, special occasion activities (Christmas picnics in lesson) and the French and Spanish clubs that take place every Wednesday after school where students develop their language skills through songs and games with native speakers.

Assessment

Apart from being given immediate feedback on their language use by our teachers and assistants. They are levelled every half term through end of unit tests on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Homework

Students are given their own vocabulary and grammar booklet at the beginning of the year for their own personal study. They have a workbook that corresponds to their textbook. We normally set the page that corresponds to the textbook page we are doing in lesson once a week, usually the first lesson. We set a learning task on the second day we see the students. Every three weeks we also need to have set at least one writing task.

Useful Links

Elementary and beginner areas in:
http://www.linguascope.com   User : sgrcs    Password : stgeorges

For functional Spanish
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/

For grammar
www.languagesonline.org.uk

Revision for end of year exam