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Modern & Foreign Language

Modern & Foreign Language

THE NEED TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
“Language impacts the daily lives of members of any race, creed, and region of the world. Language helps express our feelings, desires, and queries to the world around us. Words, gestures and tone are utilized in union to portray a broad spectrum of emotion. The unique and diverse methods human beings can use to communicate through written and spoken language is a large part of what allows to harness our innate ability to form lasting bonds with one another; separating mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom”. (Leonardo De Valoes, Adjunct Faculty of Trinity College)
 
Thanks to new technology and improved travel and communications, the world has become a much smaller place. Hence, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is becoming more and more important in our increasingly integrated global business community. The study of a foreign language brings immeasurable benefits to pupils’ cultural literacy and grammar as well as the opportunity to study the culture and habits of another country.  It helps them to develop skills that will be extremely useful to them in the future, as it enables them to develop their confidence and ability to communicate with people from other countries. Day Waterman College organizes residential trips to France and/or Spain to reinforce the notions mentioned above. 
 
THE MFL CURRICULUM AT DWC
Students at Day Waterman College study two hours of French, two hours of Spanish and one hour of Yoruba in years 7 and year 8.  In year 9, students continue learning Yoruba for one hour a week but will have three hours a week of either French or Spanish.  Students are encouraged to continue learning either French or Spanish at IGCSE.  
 
Textbooks used at KS3
FRENCH – 
• Year 7 – Studio 1
• Year 8 – Studio 2
• Year 9 – Studio 3 and Encore Tricolore 3
 
Spanish – 
• Year 7 – Mira 1
• Year 8 – Mira 2
• Year 9 – Mira 3 
 
Yoruba
• Beginners Yoruba’ by Kayode Fakinlede, 
• ‘Yoruba Modern Practical Dictionary’ by Kayode Fakinlede 
• ‘Dictionary of the Yoruba Language’ by University Press
 
Textbooks used at KS4
FRENCH – 
• Year 10 & 11 – Studio 4 and Encore Tricolore 4
 
SPANISH – 
• Year 10 & 11 – Mira 4 and AQA Higher Spanish
 
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR PARENTS
Parental’s recommended Revision Guides and Revision Workbooks for IGCSE French:
• Target Grade 5 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) French Workbook ISBN: 9780435189099
• Target Grade 5 Writing AQA GCSE (9-1) French Workbook ISBN: 9780435189129
• Target Grade 9 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) French Workbook ISBN:
• Target Grade 9 Writing AQA GCSE (9-1) French Workbook ISBN:
• Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) French Revision Workbook ISBN: 9781292131351
• Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) French Revision Guide ISBN: 9781292131429
• CGP GCSE AQA French (for the Grade 9-1 Course) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN: 9781782945383
• CGP GCSE AQA French (For the Grade 9-1 Course) The Revision Guide ISBN: 9781782945376
 
Parental’s recommended Revision Guides and Revision Workbooks for GCSE Spanish:
• Target Grade 5 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook ISBN: 9780435189112
• Target Grade 5 Writing AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook ISBN: 9780435189143
• Target Grade 9 Reading AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook ISBN: 9781292246031
• Target Grade 9 Writing AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Workbook ISBN: 978129224600
• Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Revision Workbook ISBN: 9781292131412
• Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Spanish Revision Guide ISBN: 9781292131443
• CGP GCSE AQA Spanish (for the Grade 9-1 Course) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN: 9781782945475
• CGP GCSE AQA Spanish (For the Grade 9-1 Course) The Revision Guide ISBN: 9781782945468
 
“In order to prepare our nation’s children to be the next generation of future entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, engineers, or whatever influential job they choose, we must foster an environment from a young age that promotes multilingual learning. Through this we are setting up ourselves, our children, and our children’s children, for growth, success, security, and ultimately, prosperity.” (Leonardo De Valoes, Adjunct Faculty of Trinity College)
 

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