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Modern Foreign Languages
French, Spanish and Italian
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.
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.
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.
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!
Please contact the Head of Languages, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like more information about the course.