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Modern Languages


Modern Languages Key Stage 3

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Use languagenut login to access additional games and resources.
  • Complete extra exercises available on Teams.
  • To develop vocabulary further, look out for French/Spanish on labels and instructions on everyday items around the home.
  • Listen to French/Spanish music — easily available online.
  • Find episodes of children's programmes in French/Spanish online to watch.
  • Check if any DVDs at home have soundtracks or subtitles in French/Spanish and watch the programmes/films.
  • Ask at the Tourist Information Office for leaflets for attractions in French/Spanish (or print from websites).
  • Label items in the home in French/Spanish.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

www.languagenut.com
www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.francais-extra.co.uk
www.maryglasgowplus.com
www.duolingo.com
www.memrise.com
www.quizlet.com
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca - Mi Vida Loca from the BBC - an interactive video series where students are immersed and encouraged to join in.

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Your son or daughter will be expected to learn new vocabulary on a regular basis and parents/carers can help students by showing an interest in the topics of study and testing their son or daughter on the words/phrases.
  • Using a French or Spanish dictionary, nominate a letter and ask your son or daughter to construct a picture made up of objects starting with that letter in the target language. Abstract words, featuring emotions, can also be used.
  • Play games like Scrabble in the target language. Decide whether the scoring system needs to be altered to take account of the different use of different letters in other languages.
  • If anyone in the family or friendship circle speaks a target language, try to organise more contact to practise speaking skills.
  • If you are fortunate to travel to a French- or Spanish-speaking destination for your family holidays, encourage your son or daughter to speak in the local language as much as possible.
  • When visiting museums or attractions in the UK, request a copy of brochures or guides in French or Spanish to try to develop vocabulary.

Modern Languages Key Stage 4

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Use GCSE Bitesize to help you revise.
  • Use languagenut logins to access additional resources.
  • Complete extra exercises available on Teams.
  • To develop vocabulary further, look out for French/Spanish on labels and instructions on everyday items around the home.
  • Listen to French/Spanish music — easily available online.
  • Find episodes of children's programmes in French/Spanish online to watch.
  • Check if any DVDs at home have soundtracks or subtitles in French/Spanish and watch the programmes/films.
  • Ask at the Tourist Information Office for leaflets for attractions in French/Spanish (or print from websites).
  • Label items in the home in French/Spanish.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

www.languagenut.com
www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.francais-extra.co.uk
www.maryglasgowplus.com
www.duolingo.com
www.memrise.com
www.quizlet.com
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca - Mi Vida Loca from the BBC - an interactive video series where students are immersed and encouraged to join in.

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Your son or daughter will be expected to learn new vocabulary on a regular basis and parents/carers can help students by showing an interest in the topics of study and testing their son or daughter on the words/phrases.
  • Using a French or Spanish dictionary, nominate a letter and ask your son or daughter to construct a picture made up of objects starting with that letter in the target language. Abstract words, featuring emotions, can also be used.
  • Play games like Scrabble in the target language. Decide whether the scoring system needs to be altered to take account of the different use of different letters in other languages.
  • If anyone in the family or friendship circle speaks a target language, try to organise more contact to practise speaking skills.
  • If you are fortunate to travel to a French or Spanish-speaking destination for your family holidays, encourage your son or daughter to speak in the local language as much as possible.
  • When visiting museums or attractions in the UK, request a copy of brochures or guides in French or Spanish to try to develop vocabulary.

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