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Modern Foreign Languages

French, Spanish and Italian

Overview

Learning languages at EGA is extremely interactive and students are encouraged to be independent, creative and reflective learners. The Languages Department strives to encourage students to develop confidence in using languages and in developing their study skills to make their language learning experience worthwhile. All students will develop an understanding of how language learning can bring global communities closer together and create a deeper understanding of other cultures.

Curriculum Content

MFL KS3 Curriculum

MFL GCSE Curriculum

Study at Home for KS3

Students are actively encouraged to purchase a dictionary for the language they study and teachers recommend regular sessions at home working on www.vocabexpress.com,www.linguascope.com, www.memrise.com, www.linguascope.com and www.languagesonline.org.uk

At KS3 it is essential that pupils get a copy of the CGP Key Stage Three French / Spanish The Study Guide.

Study at Home for KS4

Students are encouraged to complete vocabulary learning exercises on www.vocabexpress.com, and www.linguascope.com, www.memrise.com and www.languagesonline.org.uk an excellent resource for practising the 3 tenses and other grammatical points. Also www.español-extra.co.uk is excellent for both vocabulary and grammar for Spanish.

At KS4 it is essential that pupils get a copy of CGP New GCSE French AQA Complete revision & Practise Grade 9-1 course or CGP New GCSE Spanish AQA Complete revision & Practise Grade 9-1 course.

Top Tips

In the spirit of the EGA community, current Year 9 students have compiled a list of “Top tips” to prepare the new Year 9 Spanish students for their GCSE and to advise them on strategies and revision techniques that were useful for them.

Click here to see the list of “Top tips”

Recent Events

Biannually Vocab Express host world-wide competitions in a variety of languages, The League of Champions and The Global Challenge. In September 2015 one of our students won the League of Champions world competition in Spanish with a score of 100, 170 points, a score never previously achieved! There is also an annual Spanish Spelling Bee competition run by Capital L, Routes into Languages for all our Year 7 students. It is an excellent experience for all involved and three of our girls made it through to the Regional Finals in March 2016. Congratulations to all!

 

Contact

Please contact the Head of Languages, chrisophe.largen@gas.islington.sch.uk, if you would like more information about the course.

News

NLA Schools Photography Competition Posted on: 23/01/2020

NLA Schools Photography Competition

Deadline Friday 20 February 2020 To celebrate World Water Day 2020 New London Architecture Learning, the City of London and Cheapside Business Alliance are organising a photography competition for schools and an exhibition at The City Centre for The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators and we want you to get involved! All year groups up to year 13 are encouraged to get involved and submit via their class. Working as a class we are asking pupils to submit photographic artwork that responds to the theme of ‘A Sustainable Future for London’ that addresses the environmental challenges Londoners face. There are excellent prizes to be won, as well as the chance for your class to have your entry printed and exhibited at The City Centre for World Water Day and take part in a sustainability themed art workshop at New London Architecture! Theme suggestions: – Promote active forms of travel – Present design visions or inspiration for a greener future for London – Highlight the need to move towards a Plastic Free City – Campaign for London to become a Car Free City – Capture the impact of climate change on London’s environment and population – Show the detrimental impact of single-use plastic over rivers and waterways   For full information on submitting, guidelines and an example lesson plan, please read the guidelines below: https://nla-production.s3.amazonaws.com/3472/SCHOOLS-PHOTOGRAPHY-COMP-%28DOCUMENT%29.pdf
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