An introduction to German using interactive and engaging resources. Skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed enabling students to communicate in German.
Based on these, a good range of German words and a sound understanding of sentence structure are acquired. Music, games, puppet plays, rap texting, pen pal letters and much more all support enthusiasm and engagement for another language and country.
What will your child learn in our subject?
In Key Stage 3 students will learn to describe themselves, their families and their interests. They will write letters to German pen-pals to try out their knowledge. They will learn to talk in German about their school and compare a typical school day to a German one. They will learn to describe their town and talk about their holidays. After two years in Key Stage 3 students will be able to talk about a whole range of subjects and use tenses, give opinions and formulate longer sentences with connectives.
In Modern Foreign Languages our greatest success is the feeling of achievement when students can make themselves understood in a different language, especially when they can go from learning single words to being able to write a whole page in one year.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips
- Pen pal projects ensure communication with students from the other country.
- A regular exchange with our partner school “Gymnasium Finkenwerder” in Hamburg, Germany, is offered in year 9 – a cultural experience as well as an opportunity for personal development and language acquisition.
- A languages day takes place in year 7 with lessons in various languages and food tasting.
What is special about us?
We have all travelled extensively to Germany and France and have very good subject knowledge or native speaker knowledge. We teach very interactively to encourage students to use the new language when communicating.
I like Modern Foreign Languages because it’s fun to learn new languages. – Charlotte, Year 8
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