Modern Foreign Languages

The Modern Foreign Languages Course in Key Stage 3 at Brook Green Centre for Learning follows the National Curriculum.

Key Stage 3 students study French on a weekly basis learning about French culture and language. Throughout the year, they learn a repertoire of words and sentences in order to read, write, respond and converse in the target language, for example presenting themselves, greeting, preferences, hobbies, classroom objects and instructions... Lessons are taught mainly in the target language to familiarise themselves with the pronunciation. All lessons are differentiated to their needs and relate to their interests. Role play, games and ICT are used to enthuse the students in learning the language which they greatly enjoy. Most students are very curious about the culture and traditions and have an enquiring mind which drives them to ask for more facts and vocabulary.


At Key Stage 4, students have the possibility to carry on with MFL study as an option in the view to acquire some qualifications.

An Entry Level in French with OCR.

Year 10 and Year 11 students will explore five different topics:

  • Home and Local Area

  • Health and Sport

  • Leisure and Entertainment

  • Travel and the Wider World

  • Education and Work

They will take their exams in Speaking and Listening, Reading and, Writing in Year 11.
 

Useful Links

MFL Home Learning

Website: https://www.linguascope.com/

 

This website is used in lessons to learn new vocabulary. Once this has been accessed, the username is brookgreen and the password is marchand.

Year 7 can use the Elementary section to discover or re-discover new and learned vocabulary. Year 8 and 9 can use the Beginner section. The students can print worksheets if they have the facility and test themselves on Control final as well as print certificates to show their progress.

As a challenge, Year 9 can also explore the Intermediary section.

Most of all, have fun repeating and listening carefully to the vocabulary as well as play all the games proposed on this fantastic website.

Website: https://www.french-games.net/

 

This website is fantastic to introduce or expand vocabulary. It has a range of topics with lessons and games associated with them.

 

The student can choose their level too. Beginner is advisable for Year 7 and intermediate for Year 8 and 9.

 

There are a further twelve games to practise and retain vocabulary and sentence structure.

 

This will really keep your child’s brain active!

 

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

 

From holiday phrases to slang, news to radio, videos to grammar, this website is rich with culture and practical hints to learnt the lingo!

 

A must to look at and listen to!

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zc7xpv4

 

The BBC Bitesize website is full of resources to continue gaining vocabulary and French culture through videos. Although the student can choose their level, it would be great for them to explore from KS1 as it will give them confidence to go to the next KS as they will know some or most vocabulary depending on their experience of Modern Foreign Languages.

 

Website: https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/languages

 

Teachit has many fun resources and tips for parents to explore. The students can choose their topic e.g. French currency, a walk around a French town, sequencing numbers which will in turn support their numeracy…

 

Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/ks2-subjects/ks2-languages/french-languages-subjects-key-stage-2

 

Twinkl is a fantastic website offering great PowerPoints as well as worksheets. At present, you can create an account for free. So do not hesitate.

 

Website: https://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm

 

​This website is simple and to the point to revise and discover vocabulary.

 

Website: https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/

 

The French experiment website is good for listening to French children’s stories by a native speaker and translated in English.

This will support your child with reading, listening and pronunciation.

 

Website: https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/estrellas-french-index.htm

 

The LightBulb website offers flashcards, a learning area with writing, spelling and testing.

 

Website: https://bigseventravel.com/places/france/

 

This website is set up to enrich your child’s cultural awareness.

They can visit French museums, find quirky facts about landmarks, traditional dishes from different regions…

 

Website:https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/collections/french-recipes

 

A website for chefs, big or small, who want to impress with typical French recipes.

 

Other learning activities you could do with your child

 

  • Use post-its or flashcards from Twinkl on familiar items in the house with the English and the French writing which can be translated on google translate

  • Use a word of the day from linguascope every morning and see how many times it can be used in a day/a week

  • Watch or listen to French music, French cartoons, karaoke on YouTube

  • Make it a routine to cook one simple French dish a week.

 

Amusez-vous bien et bon courage!