Modern Foreign Languages

Modern foreign languages

We love to teach modern foreign languages (MFL) at The Academy at Shotton Hall. We aim to broaden horizons and experience life outside of Shotton Hall by not just developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills but also widening intercultural understanding.

We bring the world to our classroom by celebrating festivals, food tasting and through trips to the cinema and abroad we take our students to the see the world. 

Why learn a language? On average, people who use languages in their jobs earn 20% more. A customer on the internet is three times more likely to buy when addressed in his own language. 74% of employers are looking to employ school leavers with a languages skill. 75% of the world's population does not speak English at all. We teach languages so that our students become independent learners and have great collaborative and communication skills.

I love French! I love it because we play games and that it is a fun way to learn. Also it is a really interesting language to learn because of all the different sounds and rules.
Year 7 student

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach below or you can click to access further information on the French syllabus followed in Years 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4.

You can access the German Key Stage 4 syllabus here.

J’adore le français parce que pour moi, c’est très intéressant, le français est génial.
Year 7 student