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Modern Foreign Languages

Why study Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)?

The courses encourage students to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries, develop new ways of seeing the world and stimulate and encourage curiosity about other languages and cultures. We also offer trips to France and Spain, where children are able to apply their classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

What do you learn?

From Year 7 our students develop a deep understanding of the techniques for learning a new language within the context of applying it to everyday situations. This includes:

Phonics – Learning new pronunciation rules to apply to speaking skills in the target language.

Introducing yourself, family and pets – Applying the vocabulary of personal details, in order to talk about yourself to someone from a French / Spanish-speaking country.

Physical descriptions and personality – Reviewing sentence structures in French/Spanish to describe yourself and others.

Schooling – Comparing the education systems and cultures between French/Spanish-speaking countries.

Free-time – Learning vocabulary about free time and exploring different sporting activities that take place around the world.

Students in French class working through a textbook

What can you study at Key Stage 4 at Immanuel College? (Years 10 & 11)

At Immanuel College you can study GCSE French and GCSE Spanish. The main three themes for both subjects are:

  • Identity and Culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Current and future study and employment

You will also be developing skills for spontaneous speech, listening to different forms of French/Spanish media and learning how to compare and contrast different customs.

What relevant AS/A Levels, BTECs or Applied Qualifications can you study in Post 16 at Immanuel College?

  • AS/A Level Geography
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism


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