Unity City Academy

Unity City Academy

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MFL (french & Spanish)

The modern foreign language department at Unity City Academy follows a context based curriculum which develops student's reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. A variety of mediums and teaching techniques enable students to develop a strong language basis and the confidence to communicate in a variety of ways. Students follow the Modern Foreign languages curriculum, culminating in a GCSE at the end of year 11. 

We strive to ensure that all students are able to use French and Spanish for real life communication. All students have a penpal with whom they correspond during their time at Unity City Academy. Students are taught specific linguistic skills and grammar which will allow them to manipulate structures,fostering creativity and independence. 

The department has been featured in an educational study looking at outstanding national practice and has been awarded the prince's teaching institute award. The department consists of two full time, fully qualified modern foreign language teachers who are passionate about language, culture and ensuring all students are able to reach their full potential.

The aims of the department are;French

  • to enable students to communicate at an intermediate level in their chosen language,
  • to enhance student's linguistic skills,
  • to foster an appreciation for the rich and diverse cultures which exist through the world,
  • to promote tolerance,
  • to develop oracy skills in both French and English.

At Key Stage 3 students study French and follow a context based curriculum focused on developing reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies. Students develop an understanding of the Francophone world, its culture and its people. All students are encouraged to develop linguistic skills in order for them to become independent, confident linguists.  

In year 9, 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to study French or Spanish, leading to a GCSE qualification. 

For further information about this subject please see Miss Pywell.