Modern Foreign Languages

Subject leader

Mrs E Robertson                        E.Robertson@beverleygrammar.co.uk

Teachers

Miss C Bagley                              C.Bagley@beverlrygrammar.co.uk

Miss K Grimes                            K.Grimes@beverleygrammar.co.uk

 

Subject content

KS3

French

 

Curriculum Content
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
French phonics linking sound to spelling

Classroom instructions

Introducing self

Asking and answering questions

Agreeing / disagreeing with others

Greetings and farewells

Times, days and dates

School 

Hobbies

Physical appearance and personality

Dictionary skills

Opinions and reasons

Present tense – explicitly taught

Using a glossary / reference material

Awareness of target language culture.

Near future:

I would like”/“I am going to”

Present tense + future time frame

Le Petit Nicholas – film

Reinforcement of Y7 content

Present and past time frames

Holidays

Directions

Perfect tense – explicitly taught

Paris

Research on an area of France.

Near future tense

TV and film 

Opinions and reasons

Near future

Comparative forms

Les Choristes – study of a film

Eurofest trade fair competition

Poetry and tongue twisters

Foreign Language Translation Bee

Reinforcement of Y7-Y8 content

Present, past, future and conditional 

Proper future tense

Foreign Language Translation Bee

Irregular present tense

Comparative and superlative

Imperfect tense – to complete

Regular and irregular adjective agreement

Prepositions

Possessive adjectives

Asking questions in 3 ways

Combining tenses

German

Curriculum Content
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
German phonics linking sound to spelling

Classroom instructions

Introducing self

Asking and answering questions

Agreeing / disagreeing with others

Greetings and farewells

Introducing yourself

Times, days and dates

School subjects

Dictionary skills

Opinions and reasons

Prices in Euros, ordering food

School 

Family and friends

Sports and hobbies

Present tense – explicitly taught

Using a glossary / reference material

Awareness of target language culture.

Near future:

I would like”/“I will + infin”

Present tense + future time frame

Holidays

Towns and cities

Saying what there is and isn’t in a town

Perfect tense (explicitly)

Past, present and future time frames (increased number of irregular forms)

Opinions and reasons

Word order (verb second and vb to end)

Mixing up timeframes

Opinions and reasons

Weather (past and present)

Ordering food – café role plays

House and home

Reseaching a town / city in Germany

Using a film as a stimulus for learing – Oskar, Rico und die Tieferschatten

Eurofest trade fair competition

Foreign Language Translation Bee

Media in my everyday life

Present tense including irregular verbs and separable verbs.

Giving and justifying opinions

Past, present and future time frames

TV and Film

Healthy living

Going to the doctors

School (GCSE module 1 – foundation level)

Introduction to the GCSE (examples of all four skills).

Creative work on Goethe’s Erlkönig poem.

Film focus: Vorstadtkrokodile

Foreign Language Translation Bee

Assessment system

French Life after Levels Descriptors 9-1.xlsx

German Life after Levels Descriptors 9-1.xlsx

 

KS4

 

Careers information

Click the links below to see LMI (Labour Market Information) for sectors that are related to Modern Foreign Languages.

LMI-2019-Business-Retail.pdf

LMI-2019-Visitor-Economy.pdf

LMI-2019-Public-Sector.pdf

 

Useful websites

  • www.memrise.com  – (from Y9 upwards) for vocabulary learning
  • www.wordreference.com  – online dictionary for different languages
  • www.linguee.com –  alternative online dictionary for different languages
  • www.pearsonactivelearn.com – students in KS4 get a login to access this platform during their course and will complete homework from it
  • @BevgrammarMFL – our twitter feed also has useful information on language learning in general