Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Modern Foreign Languages

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

Important Information: COVID-19

Web based resources

Zut French website (free after 4pm and on weekends)
Gut German website (free after 4pm and on weekends)
BBC Bitesize (French and German)


KS3: Years 7-9

French Quizlet page
German Quizlet Page
Quizlet Live whole year group games: All Games will begin at 10am. Vocabulary lists to be revised will be posted via Google Classroom beforehand and then the code to join will be posted shortly before 10am. Games will last 20-30 minutes.

  • Monday
    • Year 7 German
    • Year 8 French
    • Year 9 French
  • Tuesday
    • Year 7 French
    • Year 8 German
  • Wednesday
    • Year 7 German
    • Year 8 French
    • Year 9 German
  • Thursday
    • Year 7 French
    • Year 8 German
    • Year 9 French
  • Friday
    • Year 9 German

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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