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Broadoak College

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College A High Performing Specialist School

01934 422000

Modern Foreign Languages

 

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The Modern Foreign Languages faculty is a successful department where students learn either Spanish or French. Our enthusiastic team of teachers pride themselves in their good relationships with their students and share their passion for language learning in every lesson. Students studying Spanish and French learn about the key grammar necessary to communicate in the language, but also about literature, history and cinema from countries which speak these languages.

There is an early emphasis on Speaking and Listening to build confidence and develop pronunciation. The other skills, Reading, Writing and Translation, follow soon after and are taught in each of the exciting modules.

Please click here to view the French Scheme of Learning for Years 7-11.

Please click here to view the Spanish Scheme of Learning for Years 7-11.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9):

In Year 7, students cover topics which include introducing and describing yourself and others, family, pets, using the present tense, describing where we live and what we do in our free time.

In Year 8, students learn how to talk about social media and technology, our homes, clothes and fashion, the future and past tenses, and food and healthy living.

In Year 9, students learn to describe their holidays, school and career plans and study either Spanish or French film and stories. We also explore important historical and cultural events such as the French Revolution and the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Key Stage 4:

Using the 9-1 AQA linear specification, the course continues developing the five skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Translation and Writing. Our KS4 Scheme of Learning is written in line with the ‘AQA GCSE FRENCH’ course published by OUP. A key feature is Kerboodle, an online platform which students can access from home. These resources recap and extend the knowledge and understanding gained in Key Stage Three and help to prepare students for the GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11.

Homework

Homework is set regularly via Show My Homework and provides the opportunity to reinforce and extend the learning that has taken place in the lessons. This could be in the form of learning homework, reading and writing activities or an online task.

Educational Visits     

During their time at Broadoak students may have the opportunity to travel to France or Spain. Previously, groups of enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 students have undertaken action packed visits to Lille and Paris. During the Easter holidays, the faculty organises a very successful visit to Paris, which is aimed primarily at Key Stage Four students. During their stay, they visit a patisserie, Notre Dame, a traditional French Market, a chocolate museum, Sacré Cœur, the Pont des Arts and the Eiffel Tower. They also see some of Paris’ other famous landmarks during a boat trip on a ‘Bateau Mouche’.  Students always thoroughly enjoy it. The MFL faculty is hoping to organise its first Spanish visit in 2019-2020.

Facilities

We are situated in E wing with the faculty of Creative Arts. We have three classrooms, each equipped with an interactive whiteboard, data projector and resources to support the delivery and learning of Modern Foreign Languages. Each member of the faculty has their own laptop. We subscribe to Linguascope.com and we regularly use a range of interactive resources and websites and videos to support our learning.

Meet the Team

Ms SJ Evans

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs E Cain

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr A Knight Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (Head of Lower School)

Mr A Hardie

Teacher of MFL