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News

MFL

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work.  Learning languages contributes to a mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment.  Students learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people.  The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a life long skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.

Teaching Methods and Approaches

In Year 7 the aim of the MFL department is to introduce and instil a love for languages into children.

All Year 7 students study Spanish throughout their time at Astley Cooper School.

Students in MFL learn through the main four skills that constitute a language: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

These skills are developed working with authentic language materials. Speaking and writing are used to encourage real life communication in the form of conversation, letters, e-mails, text messages and accounts.

Students have the opportunity to continue their Spanish studies to AS and A level.

Where possible, we also arrange for students with a second language to sit the GCSE examination at the end of Y9.

Students have access to ICT facilities and the department subscribe to several on-line language resources which students may also access from home. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard allowing for student participation.

Extra Curricular Opportunities in the department include:

  • GCSE (AQA) revision sessions
  • Trips to Spain
  • Access to Linguascope, Duolingo, Doddle, BBC Bitesize, Extra.

Subject Leader, Miss T Babouri