Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Modern Foreign Languages

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

Web Based Resources

KS3 Years 7-9

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

  • Why Choose MFL at PCS? – Download
  • An Article from the Guardian – Download
  • Year 9 Options Information – Download
  • 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)

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