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Light Hall School - Modern Languages

Guten Tag! Salut! ¡HOLA!

Welcome to the Modern Foreign Languages homepage! This section will provide you with information on all the qualifications we offer and will also give you access to valuable guidance and support material.

¡AJ y Jack ayudan en casa! AJ and Jack do the housework!



French Flag KS3 French   

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

Students will study all aspects of the French language: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Further details, resources and links to websites are all on FROG.

  Autumn Spring Summer
yr 7
Introduction
Family & Friends
Family & Friends Continued.
Actvities At Home &
Telling The Time.
Daily Routine & School.
Sport & Leisure.
House & Home.
yr 8
Free Time.
Going Out.
Going Out.
Food & Drink
Weather.
Holidays.
yr 9
HOlidays - Present & Past Tense. Accommodation. Media: T.V., Film, Music & Books.
Describing Characters & Popstars
Media: Describing a Film/Book you have Seen/Read. Future, Career Plans & Longer Term
Health. Parts of the BOdy & Illness. Healthy Eating & Lifestyle. G.C.S.E. Topic 1: Family & Friends, Relationships

 

German Flag  KS3 German 

KEY COURSE INFORMATION 

Students will study all aspects of the French language: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Further details, resources and links to websites are all on FROG.

  Autumn Spring Summer
yr 7 a
Introduction
School Continued.
Family & Friends.
House & Home Continued.
yr 7 b
School.
Family & Friends Continued.
House & Home
Town & Country
yr 8 a
Holidays.
Shopping & Eating Continued.
Leisure Time.
Health & Illness Continued.
yr 8 b
Holidays Continued.
Shopping & Eating.
Leisure Time Continued.
Health & Illness.
Going Out.
yr 9 a
School Subjects, Opinions, Comparisons, Superlatives. School Rules. Difference Between German & English Schools. Future Intentions.
Contrasting Life in Towns/Villages. The Environment.
Books. Using Technology. Part-Time Jobs & pocket Money.
yr 9 b
Cultural Background - Austria. Weather Dependant Activities. Describing a Day Out.
Films. Arranging a Cinema Visit. Music.
First Module of G.C.S.E. Course: Family. Describing People, Particularly Giving Opinions About Personality. Relationships.

a = first half of the term
b = second half of the term

 

Spanish Flag KS3 Spanish   

KEY COURSE INFORMATION 

Students will study all aspects of the French language: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Further details, resources and links to websites are all on FROG.

  Autumn Spring Summer
yr 7 a
Greetings
Personal Information.
Classroom Language.
Numbers, Letters & Dates.
Describing Pets.
Physical Descriptions.
School Subjects.
Likes & Dislikes.
Meal Times.
Snacks.
Describing The School.
School Transport.
yr 7 b
Where You Come Form & Live.
Countries, Nationalities & Languages.
Your Family.
Opinions About School Subjects.
Telling The Time.
School Timetable.
Say Where You Are Going.
Talking About What Your Town Is Like.
Talking About The Weather.
yr 8 a
Sports.
Free Time - Likes & Dislikes
Daily Routine
Describing Clothes.
Uniform.
Shopping For Clothes.
Mealtimes.
Shopping For Food.

yr 8b

Weekend Activities.
Weekend Plans
Chores.
Packing For A Trip.
Recent Event.
Restaurants.
Past Meals.
Likes & Dislikes.
yr 9
Holidays.
The Media.
Health.
Jobs.
The Future. G.C.S.E. Topic 1: Family & Friends.

a = 1st half of the term
b = 2nd half of the term

KS4

Edexcel G.C.S.E. French/German/Spanish

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

Students have to do three pieces of controlled writing assessment and three speaking controlled assessment tasks. The two best scores in each skill are then selected and sent to the Examination Board.
In total. Writing and Speaking each account for 30% of the total GCSE marks.
A Listening examination and a Reading examination (which is tiered) take place at the end of the course in May or June in Year11. Each element is worth 20% of the total marks.
Foundation tier Reading and Listening are graded G-C.
Higher tier Reading and Listening are graded E-A*.

  Autumn Spring Summer
yr 10 a
Free Time
Media Continued
Holidays & Travel Continued
yr 10 b
The Media
Holidays & Travel
Reading & Listening Practice
assessment
Controlled Assessment November.
Controlled Assessment March.
Controlled Assessment June Mock Exams July
yr 11 a
Work, School & the Future.
Work, School & the Future Continued.
Eating Out, Lost Property, Towns & Local Customs
yr 11 b
Reading & Listening Practice
Reading & Listening Practice: Health, Transport/Directions, Shopping & Accommodation
Examination Practice
assessment
Controlled Assessment September.
Mock Exam December
Controlled Assessment January & February
Mock Exam April

a = first half of the term
b = second half of the term

FAQs

French

Why Do I Need To Learn French?
Salut!  Knowledge of French is an important asset in the Business world as France is the sixth largest economy in the world and is, with Spain, our main holiday destination.

Where Is French Taught In The School?   
French is taught to four forms in five sets in each year group. From 2007, it will be taught to 25% of the year group. From September 2008 all Year 7 pupils will follow a four week course of language awareness, which builds upon their experience of language in Junior School before commencing their specific language course.

Who Learns French In The School?
In Key Stage 3 all L band pupils learn French and some pupils in H band study French in Years 8 and 9 as a second Foreign Language. In Key Stage 4, although French is now an optional subject, it is still seen as a subject with a lot of prestige.

Spanish


Why Do I Need To Learn Spanish?
¡HOLA! Spanish is the world's third most widely-spoken language (after English and Mandarin Chinese). Its popularity has risen steadily as more and more people choose to spend their holidays - and buy homes and businesses - in Spain and as the countries of South and Central America increase in prosperity and importance.

Who Learns Spanish In The School?
From September 2008 all Year 7 pupils will follow a four week course of language awareness, which builds upon their experience of language in Junior School before commencing their specific language course.

How Do I Progress In Spanish?
In Key Stage 3 two forms in every year group study Spanish.  In Key Stage 4, Spanish is  a very popular option and it has a very impressive track record at GCSE, with many students going on to study the subject at A level and beyond.



 

French Flag French Resources

www.lcpuk.co.uk 
www.zut.org.uk 
www.ttsonline.net
www.atantot.co.uk
www.heinemann.co.uk
www.edexcel.org.uk 
www.aqa.org.uk
www.mflgames.co.uk 
www.bonjour.org.uk
www.channel4.com

 

German Flag German Resources

www.klas.co.uk

  

Spanish Flag Spanish Resources

www.espanol-extra.co.uk 
See language staff for log in details
www.heinemann.co.uk 
www.channel4.com/ 
Practice choosing hotels & shopping.
www.turismo.sevilla.org
Book a virtual hotel
www.renfe.es 
Book an imaginary train ticket
www.islamagica.es 
Virtual tour of Isla Mágica theme park
www.metromadrid.es 
Pre-arrange your journey to Madrid
www.warnerbrospark.com 
Warner Bros' Movie Theme Park, Madrid
www.learnpremium.co.uk 
Y10 revision
www.edexcel.org.uk
GCSE specifications 
www.york.ac.uk 
Higher Tier reading

All languages
  http://www.linguascope.com/
See language staff for log in details
www.linguastars.co.uk
See language staff for log in details
www.atantot-extra.co.uk
www.mdlsoft.co.uk

 

The Modern Languages Staff:

Mr J Greenan
Head of Modern Languages 
Mrs L Plaza
Teacher of Languages / Learning Mentor
Miss E Garcia
Teacher of Languages
Mrs M Czapczyk
Teacher of Languages
Mrs C Mouls
Teacher of Languages
Mrs J Mason
Teacher of Languages