I just wanted to make you aware that we are allowing students to use their phones for some tasks in French and Spanish lessons. We have so many engaging resources that students can use to help support their learning of languages, and we, therefore, want to allow them to try them out in lessons. They are under absolutely no obligation to use their phones, as I am aware they might not bring one to school or have enough data, but the option is there should they wish to do so.
Head of MFL
Key Stage 3
In the Modern Foreign Languages Department, we give students the opportunity to say whether they would like to study French or Spanish during their time at Dene Magna, and we do our absolute best to accommodate their preference.
Students study the following topics across 4 lessons per fortnight:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Module 1 – C’est perso||Module 1 – T’es branché(e)?||Module 1 – Ma vie sociale d’ado|
|Module 2 – Mon collège||Module 2 – Paris, je t’adore!||Module 2 – Bien dans sa peau|
|Module 3 – Mes passetemps||Module 3 – Mon identité||Module 3 – À l’horizon|
|Module 4 – Ma zone||Module 4 – Chez moi, chez toi||Module 4 – Spécial vacances|
|Module 5 – 3, 2, 1…Partez!||Module 5 – Quel talent?!||Module 5 – Moi dans le monde|
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Módulo 1 - Mi vida||Módulo 1 – Mis vacaciones||Módulo 1 – Somos así|
|Módulo 2 – Mi tiempo libre||Módulo 2 – Todo sobre mi vida||Módulo 2 – Oriéntate|
|Módulo 3 – Mi insti||Módulo 3 – ¡A comer!||Módulo 3 – En forma|
|Módulo 4 – Mi familia y mis amigos||Módulo 4 – ¿Qué hacemos?||Módulo 4 – Jóvenes en acción|
|Módulo 5 – Mi ciudad||Módulo 5 – Operación verano||Módulo 5 – Una aventura en Madrid|
Students are set ILT on a weekly basis. This includes learning a list of vocabulary (which can be accessed via Quizlet or the vocabulary sheets in their books), as well as online reading, listening and grammar exercises on www.pearsonactivelearn.com.
Students are assessed on all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) throughout each of the five modules that they study each year, and one of the four skills at the end of each module. They also complete an end of module vocabulary test in addition to those set weekly.
Key Stage 4
Students study the following topics across 5 lessons per fortnight:
|Module 1 - Qui suis-je?|
|Module 2 - Le temps des loisirs|
|Module 3 - Jours ordinaires, jours de fête|
|Module 4 - De la ville à la campagne|
|Module 5 - Le grand large…|
|Module 6 - Au collège|
|Module 7 - Bon travail!|
|Module 8 - Un œil sur le monde|
|Módulo 1 - ¡Desconéctate!|
|Módulo 2 - Mi vida en el insti|
|Módulo 3 - Mi gente|
|Módulo 4 - Intereses e influencias|
|Módulo 5 - Ciudades|
|Módulo 6 - De costumbre|
|Módulo 7 - ¡A currar!|
|Módulo 8 - Hacia un mundo mejor|
Students are set ILT on a weekly basis. This includes learning a list of vocabulary (which can be accessed via Quizlet or the vocabulary sheets in their books), as well as online reading, listening and grammar exercises on www.pearsonactivelearn.com,
Students are assessed on all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) throughout each of the five modules that they study each year, and two of the four skills at the end of each module. They also complete an end of module vocabulary test in addition to those set weekly.
Key Stage 5
This trip takes place every year and is open to all Year 7 students.
This trip takes place every other year and is open to Year 9 students who are strongly interested in studying French and Art at GCSE and Year 10 students who are already studying either/both of these subjects.
This trip takes place every other year and is open to Year 9 students who are strongly interested in studying Spanish and Art at GCSE and Year 10 students who are already studying either/both of these subjects.
|French Breakfast Club|
Students can sample 'un pain au chocolat', 'un croissant' and much much more at French Breakfast Club which takes place in L1 at break on Thursday A and Friday B.
Students can come along to L1 to complete their ILT independently or with the support of our Languages Ambassadors. This takes place at break on Thursday A and Friday B.
Students can attend Dene Magna's very own cinema at lunchtime every Wednesday and watch a variety of French and Spanish films throughout the year.
|Events and day trips|
|European Day of Languages|
Our Languages Ambassadors organise a week of activities to celebrate European Day of Languages. These include language taster sessions, French/Spanish Karaoke, French/Spanish Cinema and French breakfast, as well as the chance to win lots of prizes and take home some freebies!
|French / Spanish Plays|
We have been extremely lucky that the Friends of Dene Magna Association have supported the Modern Foreign Languages Department by funding a French/Spanish play performed by native speakers for the past 3 years.
|Languages for Life|
Speakers from a variety of companies, who use languages in their jobs roles, come to speak to our Year 9 students about how useful languages are in the world of work.
Student Leadership Roles in MFL
|KS4 Languages Ambassadors|
|Louise F, Olivia C, Jack M, Tegan B, Araya S, Cora B, Reuben J, Caitlin K, Jessica G, Victoria H.|
Caitlin D, Charlotte T, Zoe F, Rosie G, Grace M
Students have accounts on the following websites and they can be used to access vocabulary, reading, listening and grammar tasks related to the module they are currently studying:
Other useful websites: