In the MFL department our aim is to create confident global citizens who want to broaden their horizons and experience different languages, cultures and challenges. We model a passion for language learning. We want to ensure that students understand how a modern foreign language can provide excellent career and travel opportunities, whilst at the same time being fun to learn.
At Moreton, we currently teach French at Key Stage 3 and French, Spanish and German at Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA GCSE courses for languages.
MFL lessons typically include a variety of activities, designed to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language, as well as to develop translation skills and memorise new vocabulary. Lessons regularly include the use of iPads to access applications that support language learning, such as Memrise and Quizlet. Students have access to laptops for gaining insight into the cultures, traditions and society of countries where French or Spanish are spoken.
Current Moreton students have enjoyed trips to Paris and to Barcelona, visiting world famous monuments and taking the opportunity to use their language skills ‘for real’.