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22/11/17

Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!

21/11/17

but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’

21/11/17

Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week

20/11/17

You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm

20/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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16/11/17

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14/11/17

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14/11/17

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09/11/17

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09/11/17

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24/10/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Modern Foreign Languages

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart”.

Nelson Mandela

Our aim is to offer the opportunity to all students to discover another exciting culture and learn how to communicate in another language.

Students have 3 lessons a week. We currently teach the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in Spanish, French and Mandarin. The way we teach languages at Chobham Academy is by its nature very accessible. All students start on a level footing and it is a real opportunity for those with different needs to excel. Lessons are taught in the Target Language to immerse all students and are supported by lots of visual supports. Our students also take part in many competitions and events throughout the year to show what they can achieve with languages: after school clubs, Spelling Bee Competition, Chinese Festival Week at Chobham Academy and our French exchange to Normandy.

 

Staff

Mr S. Carrasco – Assistant Principal and Teacher of French and Spanish

Ms. A. Sanner - Director of Learning, MFL and Teacher of French, Spanish and Mandarin.

Mr P Saldana Munoz - Acting Director of Learning, MFL and Teacher of Spanish.

Ms V Zanetti - Teacher of Mandarin and Spanish

Ms M Navarro - Teacher of Spanish

Mr J Wang - Teacher of Mandarin

 

 

 

Mr E. Saldaña – Spanish and German teacher

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, Students talk about: greetings, numbers, their family and home, hobbies, school, food and drinks.

In Year 8, Students talk about: holidays, clothes, where they live, what they buy, where they travel.

Example of ILT Tasks:

-Create your family tree and explain it in target language.

-Design a fashion catalogue for a Spanish shop.

-Prepare a presentation about Spanish/Mandarin/French speaking countries.

-Write the rules for your “ideal school”.

Useful Links:

https://www.vocabexpress.com/login/

http://www.hellomylo.com

http://www.linguascope.co.uk

Key Stage 4

In Years 9 and 10, students prepare their GCSE in languages following the EDEXCEL specification. Students talk about:

  • Media and culture
  • Sports and leisure
  • Travel and tourism
  • Business, work and employment

ILT Tasks:

-Write an account of your work experience.

-Prepare a role play for a job interview.

-Prepare a presentation about a sports person that you admire.

-Design a hotel leaflet in target language.

-Prepare a presentation about a Spanish/French festival.

Useful Links:

http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/frenchindex.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/

http://www.lepointdufle.net/

Key Stage 5

In Years 12 and 13, students prepare for their AS and A Level in Spanish following the WJEC Specification.

Students talk about:

  • Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies,
    entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health and nutrition, diet
    and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, etc
  • The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities,
    gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.),
    education, vocational training and future careers.
  • Environmental Issues, including technology, pollution, global warming,
    transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation,
    recycling, sustainability.
  • Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism,
    immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work
    (employment, commerce, globalization, etc.),
  • Cultural topics: “Maria llena eres de gracia” “El laberinto del fauno”

ILT Tasks

-Prepare a debate about “la crisis energetica”

-Prepare a presentation about advantages and disadvantages of new technologies

-Prepare a presentation about “el botellon”

-Prepare a debate about immigration in Spain and in the UK

Useful Links:

  1. www.languagesonline.org.uk (look for the Spanish AS section)
  2. http://www.studyspanish.com
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/news/language/
  4. http://www.todo-claro.com/e_index.php

Extra Curricular

- Mandarin “Teach a teacher” after school club.

-Conversation booster classes for A Level

-Intervention classess for KS3 / KS4 / KS5 on Tuesdays after school.

-Spanish lunchtime club on Wednesdays.                                      

-Penpal email exchange with partner Spanish school “IES Sierra de Guara”.

Useful Resources

Here are some ideas of Mandarin lessons taught in Primary and Secondary (Year 7)

http://mandarinatchobhamacademy.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=39

Trip to Normandy (May 2013): https://chobhamacademyinnormandy1.wordpress.com/

Books and resources:

 

 

French

Mandarin

Spanish

Year 7

 

Jinbu 1 (book/workbook)

Mira 1

Year 8

 

Jinbu 2 (book/workbook)

Mira 2

Year 9

New students:

Expo1 (book)

Expo2 (book)

EDEXCEL GCSE Chinese (book)

New students: Mira 1

Year 10

Expo 3 (Book)

EDEXCEL vocab book

 

New students: Mira 2

EDEXCEL vocab book

Year 12

 

 

Animo 1 / Animo grammar book / Palabra por palabra

Year 13

 

 

Animo 2 / Palabra por palabra