Modern Foreign Languages

Curriculum

“Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfillment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.” (Department for Education)

  • All pupils study at least one foreign language at KS3
  • Almost all pupils continue to study at least one foreign language at KS4

Extended learning

Extended Learning activities and additional tasks to stretch and develop interests. Revision materials/ links to useful sites/ online tests. In order to support the work covered in lessons, private study in MFL is most successful when done regularly and in small amounts. Salvatorian pupils are given regular pieces of homework as recorded in the homework diary.

The following are examples of tasks your child will be set:

  • short reading comprehensions
  • listening comprehensions using on‐line resources
  • writing tasks using the vocabulary and structures covered in class
  • grammar exercises
  • thorough learning of new vocabulary
  • work using the internet – research or using a particular Modern Foreign 
Language website

If your child is following a GCSE course the following is additional and of the utmost importance:

  • careful production of coursework in writing
  • thorough learning of coursework, to be tested either in spoken or 
written language – as specified by the classroom teacher
  • pupils are given considerable guidance on HOW to learn their 
coursework and it is constantly stressed to them that this should be done in small amounts and often

Enrichment

  • Yr 7 - German penfriends at the hans- Leinberger Gymnasium Landshut
  • French and German GCSE support classes*
  • German KS3 Master class *

All pupils have the opportunity to study an additional language.

  • Italian beginners class and a GCSE class (after school)
  • Mandarin beginners class (after school at Sacred Heart School)
  • Polish class for beginners is offered at lunchtime.

Salvatorian College supports students wishing to take Spanish and Polish GCSE liaising with Sacred Heart Language College.

*Classes take place at lunchtime or after school subject to teacher availability.

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