Modern Foreign Languages

Skills

As each new topic is covered students gain additional vocabulary, along with grammatical structures enabling them to understand and communicate effectively in the four skills areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Further to this, students also develop a range of transferrable, cross-curricular skills through the study of MFL. These include but are not limited to; cultural awareness, literacy, phonics, numeracy, memorisation techniques, description, narration and inferring meaning.

Character

A number of character traits are developed through the study of MFL. For example, language learning requires a great deal of open-mindedness. Students are exposed to the culture of target language speaking countries, encouraging them not only to be well-informed global citizens, but also respectful and tolerant of the many cultural differences apparent in today’s society. Additionally, languages instil resilience in students and allow them to take risks in their learning. Even in their mother tongue they make errors with their use of language, therefore accepting this as both a natural and important part of the learning process is essential.

Experiences

Every student will experience a curriculum that helps them linguistically but also culturally. Students will have exposure to authentic materials through a variety of stimuli which may include: video clips, music, pen pal exchanges, native speaking teachers and educational visits. There are also numerous opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities and competitions.

Criticality

Through the study of languages students are encouraged to think in a variety of ways. They must think logically and analytically to apply their knowledge of grammatical patterns to help them deduce meaning in reading, listening and translation tasks. Moreover, they must think creatively in order to use and manipulate the structures and vocabulary they have learnt to express themselves clearly in spoken and written work.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

Year 9 Introduce yourself

French and German

Food and drink

French or German

Sport/hobbies

French or German

 

future plans

French or German

 

School

French or German

 

Fundamentals Gender

plurals

present tense haben &sein/ avoir &etre

40 word write

Give justified opinions

Role play

 

Cultural awareness – food/christmas

Present tense with a range of verbs

 

past tense with haben/avoir

Future tense Adjective agreement (nom &acc)

comparatives

Intro modal verb müssen/devoir

Past tense with sein/etre

Picture task

Combine all grammars

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

Year 10 Theme 1 – my world Theme 2 Theme 3 – School
Free time celebrations and relationships my town Holidays
Fundamentals Irregular present tense conjugations – lesen, sehen

Revise justified opinions

Revise past tens with haben

Revise negatives nicht/nie/kein

Past tense with sein

Conditional tense with würden

Extending sentences

Seit

Object pronouns

Relative pronouns

Wenn clauses

Cultural awareness – festivals

Nom adj endings

Possessive adjectives nom acc & dat (MIT)

Dat pronouns (MIT)

Separable verbs present & past

Subjunctive of sein & haben (sing)

Imperfect tense

Photo task

translation

Compass points

Dative article after in (ein & der)

Revise justified opinion

Revise irregular verbs in present – tragen, waschen, essen, schlafen

Revise separable verbs – einkaufen, vorbereiten

Case changing prepositions

Giving opinion phrases

Comparatives

„man kann“

Relative pronoun „wo“

Revise conditional

Revise subjunctive of haben & sein – add geben.

Reflexive verbs

Intro modal verb müssen – jobs at home

Extended writing

Past tense with haben and sein

Demonstrative article

Imperatives

Narrating a sequence of events

Future/conditional tense

Revise wenn clause (V,V for HT)

Pluperfect tense

translation

Revise giving justified opinions

Revise past/present/future

Revise time

Revise narrate a sequence of events

Revise common reflexive & separable verbs – routine

Reflexive separable verb – sich auf etwas freuen

Revise relative pronoun

Revise case changing prepositions

Photo task

Cultural awareness – describe German school system

Modal verbs present – school rules

Revise imperfect

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

Year 11

German

Theme 3 – Consolidation of School topic and World of Work Theme 3 –World of Work

 

Exam skills

Theme 2 – Global/social issues (AO1 &3 only) Revision
Fundamentals We will start by teaching the school content which was missed in Y9 during lockdown 1, and was not covered last year due to curriculum delays caused by further lockdowns

 

Following the TRUST assessment, we will then start Theme 3 Topic 3 – World of work.

 

· Gender specific nouns (jobs)

· Revise conditional w/ möchten

· Revise intensifiers

· Revise past present & future tense with work related verbs

· Imperfect tense – ich wollte

 

We will first complete the World of Work topic:

 

· Revise Um…. Zu ….. construction

· Translation skills

· Section B AO3 reading questions in German

 

Following the World of work topic, we will spend time looking at specific question types to ensure pupils are ready for the mock exams.

 

· What to do with 5 minutes of reading time before the listening exam

· Dealing with questions in German

· Translation into English

· Short write – 40 words in German

· Long write – 90 words in German

· Higher tier – write 150 words in German

· Translation into German

 

· AO1 listening & Ao3 reading practice

· Translation practice

· Forming questions

Accusative prepositions

Adjectival nouns

Konjuntive 2 (ich sollte & ich könnte)

Wenn clauses (verb,verb)

Comparative & superlative adjectives before the noun

Pluperfect tense

Passive

 

 

Higher tier will learn to produce these constructions to use them in their own writing.

Foundation tier will develop recognition only

 

The speaking exam will not take place. Teacher will provide a teacher assessment recommendation which will accompany the final grade but will not be part of it. We are waiting for OFQUAL guidance as to how this recommendation is to be determined. For this reason, only limited time will be given to speaking practice in lessons.

Exam question practice for all exam papers and question types.

 

Year 11  

French  

Term 1   Term 2   Term 3  
  Theme 3 – Consolidation of School topic and World of Work Theme 3 –World of Work

 

Exam skills

Theme 2 – Global/social issues (AO1 &3 only) Revision
Fundamentals We will start by teaching catch up content to address gaps in learning

 

 

Theme 3 Topic 3 – World of work.

 

Gender specific nouns (jobs)

Revise conditional

Revise intensifiers

Revise past present & future tense with work related verbs

Imperfect tense – je voulais

We will first complete the World of Work topic:

 

 

Following the World of work topic, we will spend time looking at specific question types to ensure pupils are ready for the mock exams.

 

What to do with 5 minutes of reading time before the listening exam

Dealing with questions in French

Translation into English

Short write – 40 words in French

Long write – 90 words in French

Higher tier – write 150 words in French

Translation into French

AO1 listening & Ao3 reading practice

Translation practice

Forming questions

Comparative & superlative adjectives

Pluperfect tense

Foundation tier candidates will develop recognition for vocabulary in this topic only

 

Exam question practice for all exam papers and question types.