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MFL: French

MFL - French

Learning a language broadens horizons, instils confidence and deepens the understanding of the world in which we currently live. The benefits of being able to communicate in a second language are profound, opening minds to different cultures, developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as increasing employability.

During their first years of study, students will have the opportunity to visit France with the Academy. This highly popular cultural visit aims to ‘put into practice’ the skills learnt within the classroom and students are encouraged to speak in the target language throughout the visit. This is a real opportunity to bring the subject to life for our learners. For those unable to travel, we bring the world to our classroom by celebrating festivals, food tasting, exposure to the latest songs, cultural anthems, clips from French news and interviews and authentic texts from French literature, newspapers and magazines. All students have the opportunity to develop conversational language skills and the necessary key language to successfully complete daily tasks in France such as booking a table in a restaurant, hotel reservations, asking for directions etc. Comme c’est genial!

In the latter years of study, we offer Modern Foreign Languages students the opportunity to participate in a film day where they watch a current French film and further enrich their skills by discussing their opinions and points of view with others in French. This provides another insight into the culture of the country.

Curriculum information

In addition to our aim of creating independent, motivated language learners, MFL also contributes to the development of cultural capital in a variety of ways every lesson. Language and culture are explored every lesson, covering a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Tout sur moi 

 

Mon monde perso 

À table 

Mon quartier 

Ça c’est mon truc 

Destination vacances 

Bouger, c’est important! 

Le monde des médias 

Accro à la technologie 

En pleine forme 

Mon entourage 

La Vie Chez Moi 

Bienvenue à Ashington 

C’est le weekend! 

Bon appétit! 

On Bouge! 

Bienvenue à Ashington Academy 

On fait la fête! 

10 

Les Vacances et le tourisme 

L’education 

Après mes examens 

Sain/Malsain 

Je suis accro 

Mes projets d’avenir 

11 

L’environnement 

 

La pauvreté 

Les organisations caritatives 

GCSE Exams 

View our post-16 curriculum here

Pour moi, il est important d’apprendre un langue et j’aime qu’on puisse comprendre les traditions et les mœurs d’autres cultures. En plus, j’adore parler la langue et avoir de bonnes conversations
Year 11 student