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Modern Languages

Modern Languages is a compulsory Area of Learning at Key Stage 3. It gives pupils opportunities to develop effective communication skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing in a target language.

This Area of Learning encourages pupils to explore their personal sense of place in their local area and in the wider world, developing their awareness of cultural diversity. It prepares pupils for moving comfortably between a range of cultural environments.

Pupils have opportunities to read a range of stimuli in the target language. This helps them to develop understanding of the richness of language as a means of communication and creative expression. They also learn to apply language-specific skills to real-life situations.

Pupils have opportunities to develop their Cross-Curricular Skills of CommunicationUsing Mathematics and Using ICT, and their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.

At key stage 3 pupils must study at least one official language of the European Union.

At Clounagh all pupils study French in years 8, 9 and 10.

All E band pupils study Spanish in year 9 as well as French.

All I band pupils study Spanish in year 10 as well as French.

Pupils develop the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through study of the following topics:

Year 8

French

                                  

Greetings and classroom Instructions

Numbers 1-31

France

Alphabet

Places in town

Countries, nationalities and languages

Colours

Celebrities

Hobbies

Pets

Age

Months, dates, birthday and special occasions

Weekend activities

Friends

Year 9

French

School subjects and opinions

Time, days and school timetable

School bag and classroom items

Regions

Weather

Home

Spanish (E band only)

Greetings

School bag items

Numbers 1-31

Age

Months, days, dates and birthday

Classroom instructions and items

Alphabet

Countries, nationalities and languages

Family

Pets

Colours

Descriptions

Year 10

French

Family

Daily routine

Descriptions

Town and directions

At the café

Meals or Illness

Spanish (I band only)

School subjects and opinions

Time and school timetable

Meals

School facilities

Transport

Home

Daily routine

Town and directions