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Modern Foreign Languages Year 8

Aims:
In Year 8 pupils will be continuing with the language they studied in Year 7 but will also be starting to study a new language. In Year 8, we build on expanding vocabulary of various topics and on extending knowledge of grammar, tenses in particular. Our aim is to develop pupils’ oral, listening, reading and writing skills in a way which will help them gain in confidence in the languages studied.

Content:

In Year 8 the work will consolidate levels 4 and 5 of the National Curriculum.

Main Topics include:
  • Grammar – present, preterit, immediate future, reflexive verbs
  • Clothes – adjectives, nouns, school uniform, colours
  • Sporting activities, hobbies and music
  • Daily routine
  • Time phrases
  • Transport – past and future travel
Assessment:
Homework is given once each week and should take approximately 35-40minutes. Vocabulary tests will be given weekly and tests will be set in the middle of each term with an end-of-year school exam to assess overall progress in listening, reading and writing.

Extra Curricular:
German club and Japanese club take place one lunch time each week. In addition, there is a mentoring programme open to girls who are experiencing difficulties or who would like any extra help.

All Year 8 students spend a week abroad in France, Germany or Spain as part of Activity Week.

Useful Websites:
www.languagesonline.org.uk
www.linguascope.com