The MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) Department consists of two teachers and an academic coach who all speak several different languages. One of the faculty’s main strengths is the passion for language learning that the staff demonstrate to pupils. We dedicate ourselves to showing pupils that MFL can provide excellent career and travel opportunities, whilst at the same time being fun to learn.
Currently, French is the main language available to study. However, the team is keen to widen opportunities for pupils and has recently introduced German to certain classes with the option of choosing their preferred language at GCSE.
We understand that learning a language can be difficult, so we aim to make lessons as interactive as possible and focus on key topics that are relevant to young people. These include family life and friends, hobbies and interests, food and drink, holidays, the world around us and lots more. Pupils also get the chance to watch foreign films and television clips in lessons, as well as having access to laptops for gaining insight into cultural aspects of the language and country.
The faculty also works hard to promote the importance of languages across the school. For example, pupils take part in activities and competitions for European Day of Languages and cross-curricular events. Recently, Moreton even hosted its own Day of Languages in which every pupil was involved. Pupils took part in a whole day of events where they created games and activities based on their chosen country, watched a dance show with different acts from around the world, held a balloon launch and made their own stalls to compete against other forms. Both teachers and staff alike were thoroughly involved in the day and it was a great success.
There is an annual trip to Paris where students have first-hand experience of seeing the language in everyday use. Pupils will spend three days away exploring what the city has to offer, including a day at Disneyland Paris!
To summarise, the MFL faculty is an outgoing team of linguists who are committed to providing pupils with new and exciting opportunities for language learning.
MFL Teaching Staff
Mr. C. Martin – Head of Faculty
Mrs T. Hough – Teacher of MFL
MFL Support Staff
Ms. F. Tozaki