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Modern Foreign Languages

I wish I had learnt languages at school, because you never know where your career is going to take you."

Mark Hughes, football manager

The Modern Foreign Languages Department

  • Jonathan Evans: BA (Hons), PGCE - Subject Leader,
  • Susan Larkin: BEd (Hons)
  • Vaughan Parry: BA (Hons), PGCE
  • Juan Ordonez: Lic.Phil, PGD

Modern Foreign Languages at John Fisher

For further information on all matters relating to MFL at The John Fisher School please visit our French and Spanish blogs:

The Vision of the Modern Foreign Languages Department

  • To ensure all boys are equipped with the necessary literacy skills in order to be able to communicate proficiently (written and oral) in the target language.
  • To ensure all boys leave The John Fisher School with transferable skills.
  • To create a highly effective team delivering outstanding lessons, thus creating a learning environment which provides opportunities to succeed.

Aims of the Modern Foreign Languages Department

  • To provide an enjoyable and stimulating language learning experience for students of all levels of ability.
  • To develop the ability to use the target language effectively for purposes of practical communication both within and outside the classroom.
  • To establish the skills, language and attitudes required to promote and facilitate further study of the target language.
  • To offer insights into the culture and civilisation of the countries where the target language is spoken.
  • To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations.
  • To raise awareness of multicultural and gender issues.
  • To establish an awareness of the language learning process and thereby facilitate the learning of other languages.
  • To promote a range of learning styles, including collaborative work with peers and independent learning.
  • To contribute to the general education of the pupils by promoting learning skills such as analysis, memorising, the drawing of inferences etc.
  • To develop students' communication skills in general.
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GCSE MFL INFORMATION EVENING KS 4 PowerPoint presentation which explains th GCSE course content and assessment objectives.
KS3 MFL KS3 Course Outline 2012 Years 7 - 9 Course Outline - French & Spanish
KS4 MFL GCSE Assessment Schedule GCSE Assessment Schedule