Here at CHS South, we have a brand new MFL department made up of passionate teachers that LOVE languages. Having all spent time living in France and Spain, we know first-hand the benefits language learning can bring to young people’s lives. We celebrate the additional languages many pupils at CHSS speak at home and channel this talent into their French and Spanish lessons. Always focussing on communication, we teach using a range of games, speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. In year 9 pupils have the chance to complete a Language Leaders Award, sharing language learning with local primary schools.

 

Spanish

The Spanish Curriculum intends to ignite a love of languages and spark an interest and tolerance of other cultures. Through a focus on communication, the MFL department will foster a passion for exploring a foreign language, its vocabulary and patterns within it. Our Spanish curriculum will provide insight into Spanish speaking countries and their cultures and thus widen pupils’ intellectual horizons. 

In each year, pupils cover topics from all three themes of the Spanish GCSE. This approach ensures pupils are continually developing their confidence and familiarity with each Theme and are given ample time to revisit, thus reinforcing and deepening knowledge before commencing GCSE courses.

By concentrating on communication and grammatical application in Spanish, pupils will also become to understand their own language better. In addition to the obvious benefits of communication and literacy, MFL learners will learn how to work both collaboratively with their peers and further develop their independent skills, especially their resilience.  Languages are unique in the curriculum in their magnitude, therefore it is fundamental that pupils feel positively about their abilities, rather than concentrating on the vast extent of what they do not yet know or understand. With this in mind, our Curriculum plans to equip pupils with versatile and adaptable tools for language transmission and provides carefully spaced opportunities for pupils to revisit the more difficult aspects.

Our Curriculum in MFL, particularly in KS4, requires pupils to explore the notions of citizenship and personal and social responsibility, equipping them with the skills needed to excel in an increasingly small world. Furthermore, through developing respect, tolerance and interest in other cultures foreign language learning allows students to empathise, communicate and work successfully with others around the world. 
 

 

French

The French Curriculum intends to ignite a love of languages and spark an interest and tolerance of other cultures. Our French curriculum will provide insight into French speaking countries and their cultures and thus widen pupils’ intellectual horizons. In each year, pupils cover topics from all three themes of the French GCSE. This approach ensures pupils are confident in each Theme and are given ample time to revisit, thus reinforcing and deepening knowledge before commencing GCSE courses.

By concentrating on communication and grammatical application, pupils will become to understand their own language better. In addition to the obvious benefits for the key skills of communication and literacy, MFL learners will work both collaboratively with their peers and further develop their independent skills, especially their resilience.  Languages are unique in the curriculum in their magnitude, therefore it is fundamental that pupils feel positively about their abilities, rather than concentrating on the vast extent of what they do not yet know or understand. With this in mind, our Curriculum plans to equip pupils with the tools to communicate and provides carefully spaced opportunities for pupils to revisit the more difficult aspects of language learning.

Our Curriculum in MFL, particularly in year 9, requires pupils to explore the notions of citizenship and personal and social responsibility, equipping them with the skills needed to excel in an increasingly small world. Furthermore, through developing respect, tolerance and interest in other cultures foreign language learning allows students to empathise, communicate and work successfully with others around the world. 

 

Learn a Language!

Try to learn a new language, below are 10 Spanish and French words to get you started.

 

Spanish

upstairs = arriba

downstairs = abajo

there is / there are = hay

a living room = un salón

a dining room = un comedor

a kitchen = una cocina

a corridor / hallway = un pasillo

a toilet = un aseo

a bedroom = un dormitorio

a bathroom = un baño

 

French

upstairs = en haut

downstairs = en bas

there is / there are = il y a

a living room = un salon

a dining room = une salle à manger

a kitchen = une cuisine

a corridor / hallway = un couloir

a toilet = une toilette

a bedroom = une chamber

a bathroom = une salle de bain

 

Why not create a poster with images & these words that you can stick up on the wall?

Or create a set of flash cards & ask your family to test you?

Once you have mastered the words above use the Duo Lingo app or the link here to enhance your vocabulary further.

 

 

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