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Modern Foreign Languages

We strive to enable students to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable.

As well as skills in learning vocabulary, using dictionaries and other resources, students are provided with a solid grounding in the structures and patterns of the language through a range of contexts.

Our aim is to develop language learners who are enthusiastic about their learning; able to communicate in another language, and capable of working independently.

FRENCH

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
Autumn Term
  • Greetings
  • Using classroom target language
  • Give and ask for name, age and birthday
  • Understand and give physical descriptions
  • Give and understand personality descriptions

Autumn Term

A visit to Paris:

  • Activities in Paris
  • What you did using a range of connectives and opinions
  • How you travelled using time
  • Where you stayed
  • Asking questions
  • Understanding a tourist leaflet
  • The Perfect Tense
  • Producing an extended piece of writing

Autumn Term

My Future:

  • Family member jobs
  • Childhood ambitions
  • Hopes for the future – professional and personal
  • Justified opinions of jobs
  • Languages for careers

 

The Imperfect Tense
The Future Tense

Spring Term

  • Differences between French and English schools
  • Formulate questions
  • Justified opinions on subjects
  • Tell the time
  • Describe school day
  • Conjugate regular verbs
Spring Term

Talent:

  • Describing a talent and ambitions
  • Persuasive language
  • Giving opinions of who is the best and worst
  • Preferences on TV shows
  • Modal verbs

Spring Term

Health:

  • Parts of the body
  • Healthy/unhealthy food
  • Living a healthy life
  • New Year resolutions

The Imperative

Summer Term

  • Free time activities with frequencies and opinions
  • Sporting habits and preferences
  • Places to visit in town
  • Other people’s hobbies
  • Conjugate irregular verbs

Summer Term

Media:

  • A visit to the cinema
  • Film review of Les Choristes

Summer Term

Illness:

  • Problems with health
  • Going to the doctor/chemist
  • Role Plays
  • The imperative
  • Preparation for GCSE

GERMAN

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9

Autumn Term

 

  • Greetings/Introductions
  • The Alphabet
  • Numbers 1-31
  • Birthdays
  • Sports and Free-time
  • Opinions about leisure activities

Autumn Term

Holidays:

  • Where you went
  • Where you stayed
  • What you did
  • How you travelled
  • Weather
  • Problems on holiday
  • The Perfect Tense
  • Producing a coherent piece of writing Holidays

Autumn Term

My ambitions:

  • Personal Characteristics
  • Part-time jobs
  • Careers
  • Ambitions for the future
  • Job advertisements and applications
  • Languages for careers
  • Saying “in order to”
  • The Conditional Form
Spring Term

 

  • Pets
  • My Family
  • Physical description
  • The Present Tense
  • Using a range of connectives
Spring Term

 

Fashion:

  • What you wear
  • Colours and styles
  • Uniform and opinions about uniform
Spring Term

 

My childhood:

  • Childhood experience and capabilities
  • Comparing childhood with now
  • Comparing primary and secondary school
  • Fairy Tales

The Perfect and Imperfect Tenses

  • Recognising different tenses
Summer Term

 

  • School Subjects
  • Opinions about school subjects
  • Time
  • The School Day
  • Describing Teachers                        
Summer Term

 

Media:

  • Music
  • Films including study of a German film (Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer)
Summer Term

 

Health and Welfare:

  • Parts of the body
  • Going to the doctors
  • Healthy/unhealthy food
  • Living a healthy life

 

  • The Imperative

SPANISH

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
Autumn Term

 

  • Greetings
  • Using classroom target language
  • Give and ask for name, age and birthday
  • Understand and give physical descriptions
  • Give and understand personality descriptions
  • Talking about where you live and who with
  • Autumn Term

Media and Free Time:

  • Opinions on music and film types
  • Revision of time and frequencies of time
  • The comparative
  • Review of the present tense
  • Conjugating regular preterit tense verbs
  • Producing a coherent piece of writing
  • Autumn Term

Jobs and my future plans:

  • Describing details of current jobs
  • Describe what you would do in the future, personal and professional life
  • Discuss the importance of languages

The Imperfect Tense

  • The Future Tense
  • Spring Term

 

  • School subjects
  • Opinions about school subjects
  • The School day
  • Describing teachers
  • Conjugating present tense regular verbs
Spring Term

 

 

Holidays:

  • Present tense review – describing a normal holiday and what you would normally eat whilst away 
  • Where you went
  • Where you stayed
  • What you did
  • How you travelled
  • Expressing opinions in the past
Spring Term

 

Health:
 
  • Describe your diet
  • New Year Resolutions for healthy living
  • Describe sports you do
  • Daily Routine

Reflexive and root changing verbs

  • Using a variety of tenses
Summer Term

 

  • Free time activities with expressions of frequency
  • Conjugate common irregular verbs

                                                   

Summer Term

 

Media:

  • Use of mobile phones
  • A film review of Carlitos
Summer Term

 

Illness:

  • Problems with health
  • Going to the doctor/chemist
  • Role Plays

The imperative

  • Preparation for GCSE

Staff Contacts
Mr S Willard - swillard@oxtedschool.co.uk (Head of Faculty)
Mrs L Witty – lwitty@oxtedschool.co.uk (French)
Mr A Younas - ayounas@oxtedschool.co.uk (German)
Ms C Beaumont - cbeaumont@oxtedschool.co.uk (German)
Mrs S Ellis – sellis@oxtedschool.co.uk (Spanish)