MFL departmental information
The French and German department have been busy preparing our Year 11 students for their final listening and reading exams that took place this week for French, and last week for German. We are now looking ahead to our French writing exams after the half term holiday. In April, all our Year 11 language students completed their speaking exam. What a fantastic effort they all made and the standard was fantastic in both foundation and higher! I am extremely proud of all our students who stepped up to this challenge and gave it their best shot. By the sounds of it though, there will be a lot of students playing football at the park with their friends this weekend so beware if you are heading out!
Year 8 German 8H and 8G Mrs Williams – Snakes and Ladders with an Easter Theme
In the Modern Foreign Languages Department, we are always trying to find ways to practise and remember the language which we have already learnt in class. This becomes particularly important when we are preparing for a Learning Review.
This half- term, Year 8 have focussed on the topic of food – the end task being to design a Snakes and Ladders game which helps us to revise the language which we have learnt in readiness for our speaking tests. You can see that some of our students were keen to try out the game in class.
As it will soon be half-term, our games have a Spring theme. We are looking forward to playing the games with our families during the break.
Parents and Carers do not need to worry as there is an answer sheet included on the back of the game. However, you forfeit a turn if you ask to look at it!
Studying French in Year 8
Every year, around 60 students (mostly from the two top sets in Year 7 German) have the opportunity to start learning French in Year 8 as an additional foreign language. If your child is in a different set (i.e. not Set 1 or 2) but has a special interest in learning French next year in addition to German, please ask them to let their teacher know or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Teachers will soon be speaking to their classes about languages in Year 8.
Who knows where languages may take you… what about a Eurovision presenter? Every Time Hannah Waddingham Spoke French at Eurovision
Stars of the Term
Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages