Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs J Brown (Head of Department and Head of the Faculty of Languages)

Modern Foreign Languages consists of French and German.

Reading Material relating to Modern Foreign Languages

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1 - French

Introductions / Greetings
Alphabet / Phonics
Numbers 0-20
Age
School subjects
Opinions
Use of un/une and le/la/l'/les (masculine & feminine)
Use of infinitives

Term 1 - German

Name
Greetings
Age / Months and Birthdays
Family
Numbers 0-100
Alphabet and Phonics
Descriptions and Characteristics
Grammar including: words for 'the' and 'a', gender of words, the use of capital letters for all nouns
Grammatical terminology
The verbs "to have" and "to be"

Term 2 - French

Family and animals
Descriptions and characteristics
"avoir" & "être" and present tense

Term 2 - German

Sports / Hobbies
My favourite things
Opinions
Time phrases
Present tense and other grammar items

Term 3 - French

Hobbies / Sports
Opinions
Time phrases
Present tense and other grammar items

Term 3 - German

Area
House and home / Rooms in the house / Activities in the house
Regular and irregular verbs
Prepositions and extended writing



Year 8

Term 1 - French

Holidays: accommodation, activities, weather
Recap of present tense, introduction of future and past tense

Term 1 - German

School subjects /School uniform / Ideal school
Opinions
Daily routine
Recap of present tense / Conditional tense

Term 2 - French

House and home: types of house, rooms, furniture, ideal house
Il y a / c’est / conditional tense

Term 2 - German

Countries
Area / Describing where you live
Transport
German speaking areas

Term 3 - French

Town and area: places in town, directions, ideal town
Il y a / c’est / conditional tense

Term 3 - German

Countries
Holidays: accommodation, activities, weather
Recap of present, future and conditional tenses / Past tense



Year 9

Term 1 - French

Hobbies
Holidays in the past tense
T.V. programmes and opinions
Cinema

Term 1 - German

Holiday recap (Past Tense)
The German speaking world (research project)

Term 2 - French

Shopping
Clothes
Chores
Pocket money
Healthy & unhealthy lifestyles

Term 2 - German

Hobbies
T.V. and cinema

Term 3 - French

Holidays
Weather
Tenses
The French speaking world

Term 3 - German

Pocket money
Shops and Shopping


Ways in which parents can help:

  1. By checking homework has been completed.
  2. Assisting pupils with learning new vocabulary and revision for assessments.
  3. By checking pupil's book is up to date after absence/copying up completed.
  4. Ensuring that all homework tasks are completed.

Useful websites:

  1. quizlet.com (search: 'pcsmfldept' or 'porthcawlfrench')
  2. Collins French Dictionary
  3. Leo German Dictionary

Useful books/magazines/publications:

  1. A small pocket dictionary (any make/brand) – these are much more useful than on-line translation websites
  2. Beginners' reading books/magazines (available in School Library)

For up to date information on KS4 and 5 courses, please see the Options Booklets

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