KS4 MFL

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Mr C Ryan

Teaching Staff: Mrs C Farren, Mr C Halfpenny, Ms K McCann

Link Governor: Dr R Foster

COURSE INFORMATION

The MFL course at Up Holland High School is led by staff who have wide range of knowledge and skills in both French and Spanish. Throughout the course students will

have the opportunity to gain cultural and linguistic insights into countries both in Europe and beyond. Students will build upon communication skills mastered at Key Stage 3

to be able to listen, speak, read and write to GCSE standard. The course is assessed by exam to the AQA specification and each component counts for 25% of the mark

(listening, speaking, reading and writing).

COURSE CONTENT

Students taking MFL will cover a wide range of topics – many of which will have been touched upon throughout Key Stage Three. The course is made up of three ‘Themes’

which are:
• Identity and Culture
• Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
• Current and Future Study and Employment
By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to demonstrate general and specific understanding of different types of language, understand the gist of texts

and spoken pieces, deduce meaning from authentic material which addresses a wide range of contemporary and cultural themes and to recognise and respond to key

information, themes and ideas.

YEAR 10

TERMUNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS/LEARNING
AutumnTheme 1 - Identity and Culture
• Saying what you use the internet for and saying what you prefer.
• Vocab for electronic equipment e.g. móvil / ordenador / tableta / etc
• Family members
• Physical descriptions
• More adjectives for describing character.
• Describing family relationships
• Say if you want to get married of not.
• Ideal partner
• Leisure activities (the nonsporting type)
• Present tense of regular verbs to say what you do and how often you do it.
• Types of TV programme
• Ordering (simple things) in a café using QUIERO
• Talking about eating out – food and drink items for a restaurant
• Regional food specialties
• Sports + leisure activities

Spring


Theme 1 (continued)


Theme 2 - Local, National, International

and Global Areas of Interest


• Understanding international (Hispanic world) festivals e.g. Día de los muertos / el carnival de Oruro (Bolivia)
• How life differs in Spain and England
• Describing a visit / a festival in the preterit tense



• House
• Shops and products in those shops
• Giving opinions about where you live
• Describing amenities where you live
• Describing the attractions of your town in various tenses
• Methods of transport + opinions
• Weather
• Holiday accommodation
SummerTheme 2 (continued)
• Talking about different ways of volunteering
• Learning more about charities and volunteering
• Say what you eat and drink and whet good for you.
• Talking about healthy lifestyles (what you do and what you don’t do)
• Talking about reusing, reducing and recycling.
• Talking about ways of protecting the environment
• Understanding and discussing environmental problems
• Talking about what we should do to combat poverty and homelessness.
• Say what we should do to combat various social problems

YEAR 11




TERMUNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS/LEARNING
Autumn

Theme 3 - Current and Future Study

and Employment


• School subjects
• Advice for how to do well at school – using the imperative
• Talking about school life
• Talking about school and daily routine
• School uniform
• Talking about the good and bad aspects of school
• Talking about 16+ options
• Discussing the benefits of Higher Education
• What job you would like to do and why

SpringTheme 3 (continued)
• Looking for any applying for jobs
• Saying what your skills are
• Work experience
• Advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of jobs
• Talk about your ideal job.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Lunchtime and after school clubs. Residential trips (COVID-19 dependant)

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Encourage a love of learning about other cultures and languages and the importance of being culturally aware in a diverse society.

WHERE TO GO:

The Cervantes Institute, French/Spanish restaurants, Spain, France.

WHAT TO WATCH:

Your favourite films/programmes dubbed in the target language on Netflix.
French/Spanish music videos on YouTube.
Coco
Carlitos
Ferdinand
The Book of Life
Pan’s Labyrinth
Voces Inocentes
YouTube walking tours

WHAT TO READ:

French and Spanish comics.
Translated versions of your favourite novels.
Dual-language literature/parallel texts.
Toro, Toro by Michael Morpurgo (in English)
Spanish children’s stories https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
Any title in the Coleccion Mini Larousse series
Any title in the DK series Teen Reader -Spanish for example Amigos Virtuales
Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo (English and Spanish Edition) – Lydia Gill
The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El Caso de Los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca (Flaca Files / Los Expedientes de Flaca) (English and Spanish Edition) – Alidis Vicente
Crónicas de una muerte anunciada - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseño a volar – Luis Sepulveda
La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruis Zafón
Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) by Javier Cercas
http://spanishplayground.net/tag/easy-spanishpoems/ Excellent site with lots of ideas for poems to use in the classroom
http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com/ Poems, but also some stories and songs http://www.milcuentos.com/ Website with links to interactive short stories. The stories include pictures and audio. There is a title for each picture together with a short paragraph so it could be printed out and done as a match up activity or in a computer room.
http://eljardindedouglas.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Poesías Modern poet – Douglas Wright – loads of excellent material for KS2 – KS4 here, poems and song
http://www.gloriafuertes.org/index.php/literatura-inf Gloria Fuertes is an excellent poet for KS3/4 –
www.storyplace.org Stories to watch, read and listen with follow up activities

ONLINE:

www.quizlet.com
www.aqa.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
www.languagesresources.co.uk
http://www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.kerboodle.com
www.linguascope.com
https://www.duolingo.com
www.memrise.com
www.euroclub-schools.org

FUTURE CAREERS:

A Modern Foreign Language is viewed as a strong academic qualification by both employers and further education providers. Some of the many professions where language graduates work and language skills may apply include: business, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, banking and finance, travel and transport, tourism, public administration, the media, hotels and catering, education and the voluntary sector.