MODERN LANGUAGES

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Our aim is to equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge required to be truly global citizens, both linguistically and culturally. We offer French, German and Spanish up to Advanced Higher level and in S1 and S2 pupils are also afforded the opportunity to undertake a taster course in Mandarin. All of our courses provide learners with the opportunity to develop their communication and interpersonal skills and, indeed, develop a life-long appreciation of other cultures.

At The Royal High School we aim to bring the language to life and enhance pupils’ experience through a wide variety of events such as overseas trips, cultural visits, exchange visits, MFL competitions, food tasting and immersion courses.

Not only does speaking another language sharpen cognitive skills and brain functionality but it also widens future career options. In an increasingly competitive employment market, speaking an additional language gives pupils a competitive edge, offering exciting career prospects and also opportunities for overseas travel.

 

STAFF

Miss Welsh Mr Cook Mrs Figueira Mrs Dixon
Modern Languages
Curriculum
Leader
FRANCE
Modern Languages
Teacher
GERMANY
Modern Languages
Teacher
German+Spanish+Italian
Modern Languages
Teacher
French+Spanish
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Miss Inglis Miss Mariani  Miss McCallum
Modern Languages
Teacher
FRANCE
Modern Languages
Teacher
French+Spanish+Italian
 Modern Languages
Teacher
French+German
 
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Miss Jiao Mr Roth Miss Dupeux
Mandarin TeacherMANDARIN German AssistantGERMANY French Assistant
FRANCE

SUBJECTS

N4 N5 H AH
French green-tick green-tick green-tick green-tick
German green-tick green-tick green-tick green-tick
Spanish green-tick green-tick green-tick
Mandarin Non-Certificate Beginners Class

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mandarin Club
  • After-school revision
  • Study support clubs

 

NATIONAL 4 + 5 

THE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL

National 4 & 5 Modern Languages

 

SUMMARY OF CONTEXTS AND THEMES

CONTEXT TOPIC
SOCIETY Friends & Family, Lifestyles, Media, Global Languages and Citizenship
LEARNING Learning in Context, Education
EMPLOYABILITY Jobs, Work and CVs
CULTURE Planning a Trip, Other Countries, Special Event, Literature, Film & Television

DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Pupils should revise all vocabulary and grammar points covered in class
  • Pupils are encouraged to access the MFL as much as possible – this can be done through online radio and television, Scholar (http://scholar.hw.ac.uk) MFL DVDs, English DVDs with MFL subtitles and MFl publications
  • Pupils are encouraged to access past papers at home (sqa.org.uk)

USEFUL WEBSITES AND TV CHANNELS

  FRENCH GERMAN SPANISH
General Revision www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/languages

www.sunderlandschools.org./mfl-sunderland

www.zut.org.uk

www.maryglasgowplus.com

www.linguascope.com

username: royalhs

password: barnton

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/languages

www.sunderlandschools.org./mfl-sunderland

www.deutschewelle.de

www.maryglasgowplus.com

 

Deutche Welle Nachrichten (news)

username: royalhs

password: barnton

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/languages

www.donquijote.com

www.maryglasgowplus.com

www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/pres_perf.php

www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammarwww.studyspanish.com

www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/

www.audiria.com/

www.notesinspanish.com/spanish-audio

username: royalhs

password: barnton

Grammar www.frenchabout.com

www.lepointdufle.net

http://www.germanabout .com http://www.spanishabout.com
TV www.bbc.co.uk/languages/frenchTV

TV5 – Virgin 825, Sky 799

Euronews – Virgin 620, Sky 508

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/frenchTV

TV5 – Virgin 825, Sky 799

Euronews – Virgin 620, Sky 508

Euronews – Virgin 620. Sky 508
Radio Tunein.com/radio/French-Music-g143 Tunein.com/radio/Germany-r100346 Tunein.com/radio/Spanish-r100416
Dictionary www.dictleo.org www.dictleo.org www.dictleo.org
Apps Duolingo Duolingo Duolingo

 

ASSESSMENTS

Pupils will undertake 4 assessments for National 4 and National 5 – one speaking, one listening, one reading and one writing. Pupils will also complete and Added Value Unit.

 

FINAL EXAM FOR N5

PAPER FORMAT LENGTH MARKS OVERALL %
Reading 3 texts of equal length and demand

Dictionary permitted

1 hour 30 30%
Writing Candidates must produce a letter of application using the 6 bullet points that follow (the first 4 are generic, the last 2 specific to the advert). 30 minutes 20 20%
Listening One monologue and one conversation.

 

20 minutes 20 20%
Talking Presentation and follow-on conversation in the MFL

 

(from one of the four contexts)

Presentation 1.5 – 2 mins

 

Conversation 4-5 mins

10

 

20

10%

 

20%

N.B. Pupils are expected to have an MFL/English dictionary for use in homework, prelims and exams.

Languages and Careers: http://www.scilt.org.uk/BeyondSchool/tabid/3159/Default.aspx

 FURTHER MATERIALS

Learner Targets

N4 and N5 Course Info for Parents

S1 and 2 Course Info for Parents