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Modern Foreign Languages: Ieithoedd tramor modern

The Modern Foreign Languages Department

Staff

Subject

Responsibilities

Mrs M Wilkshire

(staff0011@abersychan.schoolsedu.org.uk)

German/French

Subject Leader

Special Educational Needs

Mrs C Herbert

German/French

X Phase Liaison Officer

ICT

General Aims

The overall aim of the Department is to stimulate and challenge all pupils in our charge - from the most to the least able and to show them that learning a language can be an enjoyable experience.

Specific Aims

Linguistic

1. a) To develop the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication.
b) To that end to promote the four basic skills in the target language of
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
2. To provide a sound base of the skills, language and attitude required for further study (be it at work or for leisure).
3. To increase pupils' awareness of languages other than their own.

Cultural

4. To make pupils aware of the existence of traditions, cultures and political systems other than their own.
5. To arouse pupils' curiosity in the people and customs of the foreign country.
6. To provide opportunities to discuss aspects of Welsh life and culture, while exploring the similarities and differences of their own culture and that of the target language (Curriculum Cymreig)
7. To create an awareness of the increasing international nature of society.

Educational

8. To emphasise that the target language is not just a school language but spoken and written by a large population in many countries.
9. To develop a better appreciation of the pupils' mother tongue while supporting the school's literacy policy as far as possible.
10. To create a foundation on which to develop further language studies.
11. To promote the learning of skills of more general application e.g. Vocational
12. To develop an awareness of the value of a foreign language for future employment

Environmental

13. To inculcate in pupils an appreciation of environmental issues and contribute to pupils' environmental education.