The broad aims of foreign language learning at EMC are two-fold:
1. To give students the confidence, through enjoyable learning experiences, to communicate at levels appropriate to their ability with native speakers of the language
2. To foster positive attitudes towards other countries and to promote an awareness of differences in social customs and behaviour
In Year 7, students are immediately placed into language sets according to their abilities, based largely on the KS2 SAT results achieved in English. These lessons are taught as three lessons per fortnight of French and two lessons per fortnight of German.
French is the main language studied in KS3 and all students in the X and Y bands will study the language for 3 years. German is taught to the top 2 sets in year 7, and this continues into years 8 and 9. In Year 8 lessons are taught as three lessons per fortnight of French and two lessons per fortnight of German and in Year 9 lessons are taught as three lessons per fortnight for both French and German.
Students make option choices at the end of Year 9 and many will choose to study French and /or German at GCSE level during Years 10 and 11 where they will study for four and a half lessons per fortnight.
Mrs R Joules – MFL Coordinator
Miss J Parfitt – Teacher of French
Mrs J Hussey – Teacher of French and History
Mrs M Jones