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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL): French

Subject Overview

‘One language sets you in a corridor for life; a second opens the doors along the way.’  At The Latimer Arts College, through the study of MFL, students have the opportunity to develop their practical language skills as well as to understand more about the cultures of the wider world.

Curriculum Principles

Our key principle in MFL is to provide opportunities for our students to experience a world beyond our school, encouraging them to become more inquisitive about the wider world in which they live.  Our curriculum is challenging, and we strive to ensure that we deliver a high standard of academic achievement in order to open doors for our students that provide a whole range of ambitious options for their future pathways.

Curriculum Aims

Through the study of MFL our students have access to a rich, broad and varied curriculum, learning more about diverse aspects of other cultures and articulating their own views and opinions in the target language.  Our curriculum aims for MFL are based on the National Curriculum and the exam specifications, and we seek to deliver topics and themes that will engage and enthuse the students in our own community in order to meet these goals and allow: 

  • Our students listen to and read from a wide range of sources, including native speakers, in order to develop an extensive and relevant range of vocabulary. 
  • Students to develop and enhance their productive linguistic skills, enabling them to communicate in speaking and writing with increasing levels of fluency, challenge and accuracy.
  • Students to transfer their skills across topics, with frequent opportunities to revisit and practise the building blocks required to communicate at an appropriate, yet challenging level.
  • Students' understanding of how languages work to grow through carefully structured, progressive programmes of study. 

Curriculum Design

The study of MFL at the College is designed to provide our students with the opportunity to develop their problem-solving, resilience and communication skills, preparing them to be successful in the next stage in their education, training or employment.

Please click the link to view our Modern Foreign Languages: French Curriculum Year Overview

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