Head of Department: Mr M Brundle
Teachers: Miss S Jacquemart, Miss M Jones

At St Sampson’s High School, we believe that studying Modern Languages opens many doors to pupils. It is a skill which is highly valued by employers but also improves literacy, cultural knowledge and grammatical awareness. All pupils study both French and German in Year 7 before electing which language to study through the remainder of Key Stage 3. Students also have the chance to study extra-curricular German. Modern Foreign Languages are optional at GCSE but there is usually a popular take-up with successful results.
We engage with a partner school in France, so pupils will have the opportunity to interact with young native speakers. Lessons often include a cultural element, informing pupils about the lifestyle in France and other francophone countries. Pupils are assessed in Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening and Translation skills.

Topics

At KS3 pupils will learn to master using different tenses across these topics:

  • Talking about yourself and your family
  • Where you live
  • Going on holiday
  • Talking about school life
  • Talking about school life
  • Food and drink
  • Health
  • Hobbies and Sports

The three main themes studied at GCSE are

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

More information about the GCSE syllabus can be found on the AGA Website

Useful websites and apps

If you spend a little time practising your languages at home every day, you will see the changes to your grades!

www.quizlet.com

lets you revise sets of vocabulary, then play games with them! (Search for jonesmfl to find Miss Jones’ sets of vocabulary)

www.duolingo.com

is a fantastic app which allows you to practise the basics and get your head around grammar. Be warned- it’s extremely addictive! Get your friends to download it and you can compete against them.

www.linguascope.com

Login stsamp Password MFL17-18 Choose your language, ability and topic to practise a variety of skills in many fun games.

www.twitter.com/mflmissjones

Follow Miss Jones on Twitter to see what pupils get up to in lessons and outside of the classroom.