‘The limits of my language are the the limits of my universe.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Modern Languages Department at Bluecoat Meres Academy is a strong and established team teaching French and Spanish. The department is housed in two well equipped classrooms within the Modern Languages area, which provide a stimulating and positive environment for our students. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive smartboard.
We support the school’s values by developing out students’ Creativity, Responsibility and Wisdom in all of our lessons. We aim to do the following:
- To enable students to communicate effectively and to their full potential using the target language.
- To give students an insight into and appreciation of the culture of the countries whose language they are studying and to have a better understanding and tolerance of people.
- To equip our students with the skills they need to access opportunities in the world of travel and work in a modern, technological society.
- To enjoy language learning.
Team and roles within the department
Miss Lines, CTL MFL and Teacher of Spanish and French
Mrs Hobson, Teacher of French
Mr Harden, MFL Teaching Assistant
Spanish is currently taught from year 7 and have two lessons a week. The KS3 Spanish scheme of work is based around the Viva course. As well as the additional ICT based resources around these texts, notably Active Teach, extra departmental resources are used to enhance teaching and the new year 7 and 8 Spanish scheme of work is especially designed to fit in with the new MFL framework and programmes of study.
GCSE French and Spanish are taught in option groups from year 9 and are examined in the summer term of year 11. Students have three lessons a week. The course content has been structured to cover five themes and is an engaging and inspirational course of study that enables students to manipulate and use the target language effectively, independently and creatively. Authentic situations and stimuli enable the students to see the language in context and learn about the culture of the target language country.
Please click here for more information of our enrichment timetable.