Why love MFL?
In French we aim to broaden horizons and experience life outside of our community, not just by developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, but also widening intercultural understanding. We provide an engaging and relevant curriculum, and our lessons offer a wide range of activities to make learning an engaging and positive experience.
Big Ideas in MFL
In French, we study a wide range of skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking. We explore a wide range of topics to enable students of all abilities to develop their French language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence.
Why study MFL?
Learning a new language not only opens up a world of new opportunities but also, in today’s business dominated society, being bilingual can only be an advantage and gives a competitive edge when searching for jobs or maintaining current employment.
Studies showed that learning a second language significantly delayed the onset of many brain related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, compared to those who can only speak their native tongue.
In addition, learning a second language focuses attention on the grammatical rules’ constructions of that language. This experience gives people a new insight into their own language and ultimately leads to them improving their mother tongue, which will improve their everyday lives.
Learning a new language gives a greater global understanding of the world we live in. Even by learning a few phrases, never mind a whole language, it allows access to many fascinating cultures around the world and an understanding of the differences between the two countries.
Those studying the course will have access to a whole new array of film, music and literature, and a greater understanding of the history and culture of the nation and ultimately a better understanding of the way the world works, including politics and security.