Modern Foreign Languages

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

-Nelson Mandela

 

Language proficiency is a lifelong skill which enhances people’s professional and personal lives.  Learning a modern foreign language not only helps students to communicate with people from other countries, but also improves their understanding of their own language as well as developing their analytical skills and intercultural understanding.

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, all students learn French in Key Stage 3, with some students learning Mandarin as a second language.

As language in a communicative tool, we place a great emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills.  Students therefore gain confidence in speaking another language and enjoy learning new vocabulary through participating in a variety of fun and engaging language-learning activities especially designed to enable them to speak spontaneously in the target language.

Outline of the KS3 Course

The table below gives an outline of the topics studied by students in each module in KS3.

 

French

  Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
Year 7 All about me My World School
Year 8 Holidays National Festivals Leisure Time
Year  9 My Social Life My Life in Music The Francophone World

 

Mandarin 

Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
Year 7 Chinese Culture and All About Me Family and Pets and Hobbies School and Food and Drink
Year 8 Holidays and My Town Clothes and Daily Routine My Bedroom and Jobs
Year 9 Shopping and Travel in China My Life and Leisure School and consolidation of all prior topics

 

For further information regarding the KS3 curriculum, please click on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ssCaA82A_6PgDUM7QmSDyRyNG_g6W8ky/view?usp=sharing

Knowledge Organisers

French Year 7

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AqSPdxWcEiyaxaEuaAhYWhWz0phVYRyT/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OASM3HQxSrEtm0Dll38kX4bUe9UWu7YH/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Agu6N8gONf-TLSK4h_4D0OMCw8ud1LlC/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Osabfu6VOCmZE7GSegQB7An7DBjV6YLa/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 3

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Dd158vYud6qBn2dShRzKdwLSvW_FhQg/view?usp=sharing

 

Mandarin Year 7

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HNFrH7Vup_F4kIbnE4SCdR2WKi1aZZBt/view?usp=sharing

  

French Year 8

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZoGXvK1dtqfpIpe9E3wc-TwC_abgspcd/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10APnGd45Q0n_Opy3ZMpNwi5K0cBU771W/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 3

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19-a2SoGx50IcY4UEFfWqg_siKzbdu5J9/view?usp=sharing

 

Mandarin Year 8

 

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lj_oxrmORnGtdR6seoTZGt35824tMZjp/view?usp=sharing

 

French Year 9

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eo6OLBSyaN0Y_AZXfWGfkJC–plk-Tvf/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1atYuOZnobINrShg6AvcLwQbaszTZJNA6/view?usp=sharing

 

Module 3

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hZ7YWYYS6RDo0IUaAguAtwqM3ALVq9-K/view?usp=sharing

 

Mandarin Year 9

Module 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ToWISO0zrb9tgpPcnjRmQzO7i1teFB-7/view?usp=sharing

  

Useful website links:

French

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/

 

http://www.listenlive.eu/france.html   – French radio stations

 

http://www.monquotidien.fr/  -French news for 10-14 yr olds    www.inpes.fr

 

http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed

 

Spanish

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9mtsbk

 

Mandarin

www.archchinese.com

Languagenut.com

MandarinMatrix.com

 

Curriculum Information Link

The National Curriculum  (Page 98)

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239083/SECONDARY_national_curriculum_-_Languages.pdf

If you require more information regarding the subject, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs.  Musgrave, Curriculum Leader for MFL via the school office on: [email protected]