Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

In languages, an up-to-date and motivating scheme of work is delivered by the Modern Foreign Languages faculty. Students study such topics as: identity and character, technology, sports, my town and holidays.  The communicative aspects of these themes are reinforced by regular grammar instruction, thus helping students to become independent and creative users of their chosen language.   Varied lesson activities such as puzzles, speaking challenges or focussed reading and writing offer an inspirational environment for students to progress and deepen their understanding. Both support, and stretch and challenge, are provided for all students, appropriate to their individual needs and abilities. From September 2017, the Year 7 intake at Irlam & Cadishead College will be able to express a preference for either French or Spanish lessons, with both being taught across the full ability range.

Outside the classroom, our young linguists are invited to explore the world of European languages and beyond.   Activities include taster lessons with undergraduate students in Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Italian as well as visits to local universities.  Our students have the opportunity to use their language skills with a trip to Paris.  We also celebrate European Day of Languages and host events for our local partner Primary schools.