Modern Foreign Languages


Modern Foreign Languages

Curriculum Information for Modern Foreign Languages

Staff (Ms, Miss, Mrs, Mr)

Role (Head of Department, classroom teachers, other ML role)

Miss E. Morel

Head of Department

Miss H. Fish

Languages teacher

Mrs I. White

Languages teacher

We make French fun!

Keystage 3

Brief overview; New Key Stage 3 National Curriculum, AfL, homework, literacy (keywords)

Year

Term1

Term 2

Term 3

7

Basics

  • Numbers: 1-50
  • Key phonemes
  • Alphabet
  • Days and months
  • Greetings
  • Giving basic information about yourself
  • Nationalities
  • French facts

Family/Descriptions

  • Family members– including extended
  • Pets
  • Discussing brothers and sisters
  • Hair/eye
  • Personality
  • Pets

Grammar

· Avoir and être

· Definite and indefinite articles

· Using a dictionary

· Possessive pronouns: my/his/her

· Negatives: ne...pas

· Using the relative pronoun “qui”

· Simple adjectival agreement : masculine and feminine

· Comparatives: plus que/ moins que

 Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

Free time

· Sports

· Hobbies

· Frequency/ time phrases

· Simple connectives

· Basic opinions: j’aime, je n’aime pas, j’adore, je déteste/ je préfère/ je pense que/ je trouve ça

Media and social media

  • Mobile phones technology
  • Use of technology
  • Social media: describe use and give opinions
  • Types of movies/TV programs

Grammar

· Jouer au/ à la/aux

· Faire du/de la/ des

· ER verbs· Faire and aller

· Adverbs and forming adverbs

· Opinions + use of plural

· Present tense + depuis

· Asking people about likes and dislikes

· Tous les + time reference

Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

Food and drinks

· Fruits

· Vegetable

· Snacks

· Meats

· Ordering food and drinks from cafés and restaurant

· Booking a table

· Quantities

· Formal and informal use of you

· Complaining in a restaurant

Health

· Say what you must / must not do to remain healthy

· Say what is healthy and what is not

Grammar

 · Partitive articles after manger and boire

· Boire

· Il faut/il ne faut pas

· Meilleur/ pire que

· Reinforce comparatives

· Introduce near future

Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

8

School and education

· School subjects

· Giving and understanding the time

· Revisit days of the week and numbers

· Uniform/ clothes

· School facilities

· Future ambitions

· Describe your school routine

Grammar

· Revisit ER vebs present tense: étudier

· Faire: full  present tense stem revisit

 · Negatives: ni...ni, ne...rien, ne..que, ne...jamais

· Revisit comparatives and superlatives

· Introduce simple form of perfect : j’ai étudié/ je suis allé( e)

· Futur simple

· Adjectival agreement

· Ce/ces/cettes/cet

 Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

House and home life

  • Rooms
  • Types of housing
  • Furniture
  • Adjectives to describe a home
  • Ideal home
  • Chores
  • Daily routine

 Grammar

· Adjectival agreement : irregulars ( vieux, beau,…)

· Prepositions: devant, près, à côté de

· Reflexive verbs: present tense

· Devoir

· Conditional tense

 Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

 

Local area/places of interest

· Places in town

· Shops

· Directions

· Preposition

· Pouvoir

· Ideal town

 Grammar

· Imperative

· Reinforce conditional and futur simple tenses

· Aller+ au/ à la

· Si structure—present tense

· Formal/ informal use of « you » in French

 Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

 

9

Holiday and tourism

· Countries

· Travel/ booking travel

· Accommodation

· Renting/booking accommodation

· Locations

· Activities

· Touristic attractions

· Ideal holidays/ future holidays

· Weather: basic and complex

 Grammar

· Revisit superlatives and comparatives

· Perfect tense: regular and irregular

· Relative: qui/que

· Reinforce conditional, futur simple tenses

· y/en

  Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

 

 

Work and future career

· Jobs

· Little jobs

· Pocket money and use

· Future plan

· Revisit education: subject and option choices

· Life after high school

· Personal qualities

· Understand job adverts

 

Grammar

· Masculine/ feminine nouns: identify pattern and adapt

· Imperfect tense: comparing primary to secondary subjects and options

· Adjectival agreement review

· Savoir

  Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

 

Social issues and environment

Health

· Expressing pain and hurt

· Smoking and alcohol related health concerns

· Discussing what we should do/ should not do to remain healthy

· Revisit exercise/ sport

· Compare past health routine to current

· Discuss new health resolutions

Environment

· Global issues

·  Investigate solutions

Society issues

· Unemployment

· Poverty

 Grammar

  • Modal verbs

· Intensifiers and quantifiers

· Reinforce negatives: ne rien/jamais/que/plus+ ni...ni, aucun, personne

· Reinforce perfect tense

· Reinforce imperfect tense

· Reinforce future tense

· Starting sentences with infinitives

  Homework

At least once weekly, at most twice weekly. A mix of vocabulary learning, spellings, readings, writing and translation tasks.

 

  Signpost parents to more information: SoW/ overview

Keystage 4

Brief overview; examination board, syllabus, assessment criteria, homework

General information

 

Component 1: Speaking Oral test: 7-9 minutes (Foundation tier) 10-12 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification

Three tasks: One role play One photo card discussion One conversation Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Component 2: Listening Written examination: 35 minutes (Foundation tier) 45 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification

Listening comprehension tasks with non-verbal and written responses Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Component 3: Reading Written examination: 1 hour (Foundation tier) 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification

Reading tasks with non-verbal and written responses, including one translation task from French into English Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

Component 4: Writing Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes (Foundation tier) 1 hour 30 minutes (Higher tier) 25% of qualification

Writing tasks including one translation task from English into French Learners are not permitted to use dictionaries in any part of the assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Term1

Term 2

Term 3

10

Personal Information/ Media/Free time

· Revisit descriptions

· Friendships and relationships

· Role-models

· Arranging to go out

· Use of formal/informal you

· TV programmes and movies

· Social media and its influence

· Views on social media

· Books

· Music

· Revisit sports and hobbies

· Shopping for clothes

 Grammar

· Adjectival agreements

· Faire du/ de la

· Jouer du / de la+ instrument

· Jouer au/ à la/ aux

· Use of depuis with present tense

· Imperfect tense with descriptions

· Modals

· Vous/ tu

· Asking questions

· Perfect tense with sports and hobbies

· Near future

· Comparatives and superlatives

· Expressing likes and dislikes and develop vocabulary through synonyms work

 

 

 Assessment/homework

Timed translations

Timed writing

Past papers reading/listening

Role-plays/conversation task

Homework set twice weekly: vocabulary learning, reading or writing tasks.

Food and healthy-living

· Food categories

· Likes, dislikes, preferences

· Talking about meals

· Ordering food and drink

· Making reservations

· Shopping for food

· Quantities

· Food for special occasions

· Risky behaviours: smoking, drinking and drugs

· Peer pressure

· Expressing your views

· At the doctor’s/ chemist

 Grammar

· Perfect tense

· Imperfect

· Should/ could/ would

· Partitive articles

· Formal and informal you

· Adverbs + formation

· Quantities + de

· Negatives

· Revisit imperative

  Assessment/homework

Timed translations

Timed writing

Past papers reading/listening

Role-plays/conversation task

Homework set twice weekly: vocabulary learning, reading or writing tasks.

 

 

 

Home and Local Area

· Places and locations

· Types of housing

· Rooms

· Directions

· Daily routine

· Things to do in are

· Social issues in your area

· Climate and weather

· Environment

 Grammar

prepositions : en face de…

Relative clauses

Reflexive verbs in past, present and future tenses

Conditional and future tenses

Aller en/ au /à la

Y and en

   Assessment/homework

Timed translations

Timed writing

Past papers reading/listening

Role-plays/photo cards/conversation task

Homework set twice weekly: vocabulary learning, reading or writing tasks.

 

Mock exams

 

 

 

 

11

School, education and career plans

· Work experience

· School subjects

· Discussing choice of options and reasons

· Comparing education systems

· Jobs

· Little jobs

· Applying for jobs

· Expressing future ambitions

· Post 16 education

 Grammar

Time phrases

Imperfect

Devoir

Present participles

Comparatives/ superlatives

Formal language

Perfect tense

Near future/ future

Conditional 

Assessment/homework

Timed translations

Timed writing

Past papers reading/listening

Role-plays/conversation task

Homework set twice weekly: vocabulary learning, reading or writing tasks.

 

Speaking exams preparation

  • Complete question sets from booklets
  • Practise answers
  • Practise of role-plays and photo cards tasks
  • Revisit Year 10 content
  • Revisit key structures
  • Exam skills

 

Assessment/homework

Timed translations

Timed writing

Past papers reading/listening

Role-plays/conversation task

Homework set twice weekly: vocabulary learning, reading or writing tasks.

 

GCSE speaking examinations:

Will be carried out between April and May over a 5 week period determined by the exam board.

Reading/writing/listening exam preparation

  • Revisit content Year 10/11
  • Practice papers
  • Exam skills sessions

 

 

Extra-curricular activities

MFL Homework Club: E1, Monday-Friday

 

Revision guides:

  • CGP French, Grades 1-9 Exam Practice Workbook
  • CGP French Grammar Workbook
  • AQA reading and listening workbooks: old specification. Can be borrowed.

Useful website/ weblinks

https://www.thisislanguage.com/

http://www.linguascope.com/

https://www.vocabexpress.com/co/

https://quizlet.com/

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://memrise.com

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/french/gcse/

Download the Free software edition of TaskMagic here so you can access the revision games from home:

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