MFL

 

Modern Foreign Language (Spanish)

 

Aim:

At Landgate we aim to develop communication skills and encourage curiosity about languages, and we have chosen Spanish as our focus language. We believe that learning a foreign language helps learners to understand that they are part of a wider world where we all coexist and studying a Modern Foreign Language prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are often carried out in languages other than English. Increased capability in the use of MFL promotes initiative, confidence and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.

 

Objectives:

  • To gain awareness of other cultures and languages.
  • To experience languages, sounds, smells, tastes, images and artefacts from other countries and cultures.
  • To introduce learners to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun.
  • To become familiar with sounds from other languages and develop communication skills.

 

Key Stage 1

In key stage one, learners access a weekly MFL lesson with a native speaker of the language, and also through continuous provision learners access activities that help them realise the importance of other cultures. Learners take part in lessons and different cultural activities and events so they can experience flavours, sounds, smells, images and artefacts from other countries and cultures.

 

Key Stage 2

In key stage two learners access a weekly lesson of MFL with a native Spanish speaker.  Learners continue to gain awareness of other cultures and languages, become familiar with sounds from other languages and develop their speaking and listening skills.

 

In primary each learner has an identified stage on the learning ladder assessment system. Each learner is set aspirational targets and an individual learning plan to build their knowledge of Spanish.

 

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 each learner has an identified flight path. Learners access a weekly lesson to build their knowledge of the Spanish language. Teaching methods include formal lessons and other activities related to drama, music, art, sensory exploration, photographs and external visits. Learners take an active role in their own learning through peer assessment, self-assessment and through taking part in discussions with their peers.

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 learners follow the AQA Unit Awards MFL accredited course in their weekly lesson. Aspiring targets are set individually for each learner.

Learners complete a series of Units to gain their qualifications at the end of each academic year. Learners continue to experience The Spanish language, sounds, smells, tastes, images and artefacts from Spanish speaking countries. They continue to become familiar with sounds from the Spanish language and develop imitation skills and the motivation to produce sounds in the target language. They access activities to develop their speaking and listening skills and they use Spanish in an ICT environment.

 

Long Term Plans