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Modern Foreign Languages

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.

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Mr R. Hillier- Head of Department, Teacher of German and French

  • Ms J Lewins- SENCO - Teacher of German and French
  • Mrs S Martin - Teacher of German and French
  • Mr M Whoriskey - Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of German and French
  • Miss H Rutley - Teacher of German and French.
Modern Foreign Languages
At Reddish Vale High School all pupils study either French or German. We are an enthusiastic, friendly, forward thinking department consisting of three full time teachers and two part time teachers. We believe that linguistic competence in at least one other language than English will enhance the social growth of young people in a swiftly changing world. The department has bought into an engaging vocabulary learning website and app that pupils can access outside of school to enhance their vocabulary as we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to excel in their foreign language.

 

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Learning languages is learning to live together.  We believe that learning a language can give a sense of achievement which enhances self-esteem, can provide intellectual stimulation, and quite simply, can be fun.  We aim to provide positive, successful, and enjoyable learning experiences which may encourage our pupils to continue their study of a language.
 

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The subject aims to:
  • To provide an environment where pupils enjoy learning languages and make outstanding progress.
  • To engage pupils in tasks and activities enthusiastically and confidently using the language for real communication
  • To give pupils the opportunity to travel abroad and use their language skills with native speakers including with the foreign language assistants.
  • Develop literacy skills.
  • Offer guidance in relation to continuous study of a language.
  • Prepare students thoroughly for further studies in languages

Key Stage 3
Key stage 3 runs through year 7 to 8 and pupils are allocated 4 hours a fortnight for their language lessons.

Key stage 4 runs through year 9 to 11 and pupils are allocated 5 hours a fortnight for their language lessons.

GERMAN
KS3 Year 7
  1. All about me
  2. School, subjects and times of the day
  3. Family and animals
  4. Freetime activities
  5. What there is in town
  6. Holidays
  7. Media Preferences
Year 8
  1. Healthy eating
  2. Trips abroad and give directions
  3. Making plans and going out
  4. Role models
  5. Music preferences
  6. Childhood memories and stories in the past.
KS4 German
Key stage 4 German explores the main GCSE topics of:
  • Identitiy and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • International and global dimension

These lessons also incorporate a range of skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation from german to english and english to german.


KS3 FRENCH
Year 7
  1. Personal information
  2. School
  3. Free time
  4. My town and directions
  5. Going out and making plans
  6. Television and films
  7. Describing a trip to paris
Year 8
  1. Identitiy and descriptions of others
  2. Describing your home and eating habits
  3. Talking about talents
  4. Life as a teenager
  5. Body parts and healthy living
  6. Talking about jobs and ambitions
KS4 French
Key Stage 4 French explores the main GCSE topics of:
  1. Identity and culture
  2. Local area and holiday travel
  3. School
  4. Future aspirations, study and work
  5. International and global dimension

These lessons also incorporate a range of skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation from French to English and English to French.