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.
MFL Home Learning
This website is used in lessons to learn new vocabulary. Once this has been accessed, the username is brookgreen and the password is French!
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.
This website is accessed by personal username and password that will be sent to you personally. Work has been set individually for each student on vocabulary and grammar started this term. They will have instant feedback and rewards to collect. Their work will be monitored in this way and more activities will be added as they complete the tasks.
The BBC Bitesize website is full of resources to continue gaining vocabulary and French culture through videos.
Teachit has many fun resources to explore from French currency to a walk around a French town.
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.
Other learning activities you could do with your child
Use post-its on familiar items in the house with the English and the French writing which can be translated on google translate
Watch or listen to French music on YouTube
Say good morning – bonjour- and goodnight – bonne nuit- in French every day as well as how are you? – ça va?, you will surprise them!