MFL

Head of Faculty: Mrs C Flowers

At Denbigh School we are in the fortunate position to offer teaching in French, Spanish and German. You and your child will choose the language you wish to study prior to starting Denbigh School and all students will continue to study the language until GCSE level.

We are also able to offer Italian, Turkish and Russian as options in the 6th Form as part of the enrichment programme. Additionally, assistance can be given for other languages at GCSE level.

The Languages Faculty run exchanges with schools & students in France & Germany as we have excellent links with schools in Caen and Schwerte. At A-Level we run a Work Experience programme for A-Level German and French students. Over the years this has been very successful enabling students to acquire work skills as well as being fully immersed in the language they are studying. From July 2018, we will also run a residential trip to Spain, visiting Seville and Granada, for example.

Learning a language is vital. Only 6% of the world’s population speaks English as a native language.

Competency in a foreign language is an important skill for the 21st Century. If we are to ensure that the UK remains globally competitive in the current and ever-changing landscape, we need all of our young people to be given the chance to acquire these vital skills. We also know that employers value employees with good language skills.
Students develop communication skills on an inter-personal level for an increasingly global, high-tech economy. From conversation to e-mail to video-conferencing our students prepare to become citizens of a multinational society.
Developing an understanding of another culture is another key aspect of learning a language. As well as learning grammar and vocabulary, learning about the traditions, festivals and culture of other countries is equally important and we have themed lessons at various parts of the year.

Curriculum

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 

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Year 7

Term Subjects
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • Mi vida
  • An introduction to French
  • Meine Welt und ich
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Mi tiempo libre
  • An introduction to French
  • Describing people
  • Familie und Tiere
Winter
1st half term
  • Mi insti
  • Describing people
  • School
  • Freizeit – juhu!
Winter
2nd half term
  • Mi insti
  • Hobbies and past-times
  • Schule ist klasse!
Summer
1st half term
  • Mi ciudad
  • Town
  • Gute Reise!
Summer
2nd half term
  • Mi ciudad
  • Holidays
  • Gute Reise!

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Year 8

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • My holidays
  • Free time activities
  • Holidays
Autumn
2nd half term
  • My holidays
  • All about my free time
  • Paris
  • Free time and Media
Winter
1st half term
  • Food
  • Identity
  • Food and Healthy Lifestyles
Winter
2nd half term
  • Getting ready to go out
  • House and home
  • Daily Routine & Travel
Summer
1st half term
  • Getting ready to go out
  • Talent
  • Festivals
Summer
2nd half term
  • The Summer holidays
  • Talent
  • Fashion and Going Out

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Year 9

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • Somos asi
  • Ma vie sociale d’ado
  • Vorbilder
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Orientate
  • Bien dans sa peau
  • Musik
Winter
1st half term
  • En forma
  • À l’horizon
  • Meine Ambitionen
Winter
2nd half term
  • Jovenes en accion
  • Spécial vacances
  • Die Kindheit
Summer
1st half term
  • Jovenes en aciion/ Una Aventura en Madridt
  • Moi dans le monde
  • Rechte und Pflichten
Summer
2nd half term
  • Una Aventura en Madrid
  • Moi dans le monde
  • Rechte und Pflichten

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Year 10

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • Desconéctate
  • Qui suis-je?
  • School
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Mi vida en el insti
  • Le temps des loisirs
  • Free time / leisure
Winter
1st half term
  • Mi gente
  • Jours ordinaires jours de fête
  • Family and Relationships
Winter
2nd half term
  • Mi gente
  • De la ville à la campagne
  • Home / Healthy Lifestyle
Summer
1st half term
  • Intereses e influencias
  • Le grand Large
  • Travel
Summer
2nd half term
  • Revision
  • Grammar
  • Grammar review

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Year 11

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • Intereses e influencias
  • De la ville à la campagne
  • Home / Healthy Lifestyle
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Ciudades
  • Le Grand Large
  • Travel
Winter
1st half term
  • De costumbre
  • Au collège
  • Holidays and at home
Winter
2nd half term
  • Hacia un mundo mejor
  • Bon travail
  • Un œil sur le monde
  • Work and employment / Social issues
Summer
1st half term
  • Jóvenes en acción/ Una Aventura en Madrid
  • Revision
  • Environment
Summer
2nd half term
  • Una Aventura en Madrid
  • TBC
  • TBC

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Year 12

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • PART 1:Modern and traditional values
  • PART 2:Internet and cyberspace
  • La famille en voie de changement
  • La « cyber-société »
  • Familie in Wandel
  • Die digitale Welt
Autumn
2nd half term
  • PART 1:Sexual equality
  • PART 2:Celebrity influences
  • Cultural Theme
  • Une culture fière de son patrimoine
  • Jugendkultur
  • Feste und Traditionen
Winter
1st half term
  • PART 1: Cultural topic: Film: El laberinto del fauno
  • PART 2:Regional identity in Spain
  • Le rôle du bénévolat
  • La musique francophone contemporaine
  • Filmdossie
  • Kunst und Architektur
Winter
2nd half term
  • PART 1:Cultural topic: Film: El laberinto del fauno
  • PART 2:El patrimonio cultural
  • Cinéma: le septième art
  • Cultural Theme
  • Filmdossier
  • Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision of the film and topics.
    Speaking exam, (April 2018) Listening, Reading and Writing exams (May 2018)
  • Revision
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • PART 1:La inmigración
  • PART 2:Las polítcas
  • Les aspects positifs d’une société diverse
  • Quelle vie pour les marginalisés?
  • Preparation for A2

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Year 13

Term      
Spanish French German
Autumn
1st half term
  • Theme 4b :Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world.
  • Theme 3b: Multiculturalism in Hispanic society.El racismo
  • Diversité – un aprentissage pour la vie.
  • Quelles attitudes envers les marginalisés?
  • Quelles attitudes envers la criminalité?
  • Pour ou contre le droit de vote
  • Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Theme 4c: Los movimientos populares.
  • Theme 3c: Multiculturalism in Hispanic society. L a convivencia.
  • La prison: échec ou succès?
  • D’autres sanctions
  • Les ados et l’engagement politique
  • Individual research project
  • Quel avenir pour la politique?
  • Independent research project
  • Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world
  • Filmdossier
  • Individual Research Project
  • Revision of AS Topics
Winter
1st half term
  • Research Project
  • Theme 3c : Literary text La casa de Bernarda Alba.
  • Le pouvoir des syndicats
  • Manifestations et grèves
  • Individual research project
  • Literaturdossier
  • Individual Research Project
Winter
2nd half term
  • AS topics revisión
  • Attitudes différents envers ces tensions politiques
  • Individual research project
  • Revision of Year 12 topics
  • Exam skills preparation and practice
Summer
1st half term
  • La igualidad de los sexos
  • El patrimonio cultural
  • La politique et l’immigration
  • Individual research project
  • Revision of Year 12 topics
  • TBC
Summer
2nd half term
  • Revision and exam preparation
  • TBC
  • TBC

Extra-curricular

As well as the trips mentioned, we also offer a German, French and Spanish club during break time once a week and there are also after school clubs too.

 
 
 

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