Languages (French) - Year 7

The Modern Languages Department recognises that our new starters in Year 7 come to us with a wide variety of experiences of languages, therefore we start with a "transition unit" in French to enable all students to consolidate the work they may have completed in Primary school. It is important that their MFL provision in Year 7 is as enjoyable as possible, whilst retaining the rigour necessary to prepare students for their learning journey ahead. Year 7 students study French for 2 hours each per week. STUDIO 1! is the principal textbook used.

Students will build up their knowledge and memory of a "core vocabulary". This will enable them to express themselves in a wide variety of topics. Year 7 students have 2 Student Tracking exam windows during the year. In French they are used to assess the students' progress in the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Following the exams, students are given back their papers and a copy of the listening transcript, so that their teacher can go through the paper with them, in order to help students understand what they need to do to improve.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Bienvenue
We Are Learning To: (WALT) introduce ourselves, greet others and ask for and give some basic details about ourselves.
Students have to write a short paragraph to introduce themselves and ask some questions. For their speaking test, students face a brief question and answer interview in French.
C'est perso
WALT: describe our likes and dislikes, describe our appearance and the appearance of others.
Student Tracking 1
Students have to write a short paragraph, commenting on their likes and dislikes, their appearance and the appearance of others. For their speaking test, students must give a 30-40 second presentation about themselves.  
Mon collège
WALT: talk about school subjects, express preferences and describe a school day.
Students have to write a short paragraph, commenting on their school experiences and giving likes and dislikes of school subjects. For their speaking test, students face a brief question and answer interview in French.  
Mes passetemps
WALT: give details about computers and mobiles, describe the sports and activities that we do, express what we like doing and what other like doing.
Students have to write a short paragraph, communicating details about what sports and other activities they do and what they and others like to doing. For their speaking test, students must give a 30-60 second presentation about their interests.
Ma Zone
WALT: give details about where they live and learn how to ask for and give directions.
Student Tracking 2
Students have to write a short paragraph, communicating details about their town. For their speaking test, students must prepare answers to series of questions.
Mes Vacances
WALT: give details about where they go during the holidays and how to express the near future tense.
Students have to write a short paragraph, communicating details about what sports and other activities they do and what they and others like to doing. For their speaking test, students must give a 30-60 second presentation about their holidays.

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