• Languages Lab

Modern Foreign Languages

The MFL area at Congleton High School is run by a team of enthusiastic, experienced and forward-looking linguists who work hard to make language learning accessible to all and try not to forget the fun.  Languages are very popular at CHS and the department has strong links with schools and organisations abroad, providing many opportunities for trips and exchange visits to improve students’ knowledge of different languages and cultures.  The range of languages offered includes Spanish, German, French and Italian. 

Key Stage 3 overview

Spanish

Year 7

In Year 7, students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: greetings, personal information, family and pets, school, where you live, free time and the weather. They also cover a range of grammar including the present and near future tenses.

Year 8

In Year 8, students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: Expressing opinions, daily routine, going out, holidays, food and drink, clothes, Barcelona.  They also consolidate the present tense and learn the past tense as well as  covering other aspects of grammar.

Year 9

In Year 9 students continue to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: means of communication, school life; health; work; South America, and a visit to Spain . All the main tenses are consolidated and major aspects of grammar are practised.

French

Year 8

In Year 8, students develop their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: introducing yourself, school, hobbies, where you live and holidays. As this is a new course, the average expected level for the end of the year is level 4.

Year 9

In Year 9, students develop their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: describing towns and regions, TV, music and film; space; health, and sport. The past, present and future time frames are explored and consolidated. The expected average level for the end of the year is level 5.

German

Year 9

In Year 9 students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the following topic areas: free-time, house and home, describing your town and past events. The average expected level for the year is a 5.

 

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  • “In the vast majority of curriculum areas teachers are subject specialists and this benefits teaching and learning.” Ofsted Dec 2014