Modern Languages

We aim to create lifelong linguists who thrive in the 21st century

This will be achieved through provoking students’ curiosity and appreciation of wider cultures, producing aspirational and independent linguists who achieve their potential, fostering the enjoyment of language learning and engendering pride in successful linguistic acquisition and by providing a diverse, challenging and inspirational diet of languages appropriate to the individual needs of all.

At Byrchall, our language lessons are challenging, engaging and make strong use of IT to increase the level of authenticity inside the classroom. However, learning a language doesn't just happen inside the classroom at Byrchall! Students' learning is enhanced at every opportunity. Whether it's in a café in France or a restaurant in Madrid, we believe that learning a language should be an authentic and inspiring experience!

At Byrchall, we are in the unique position of allowing the majority of our students to choose which language they study from year 7 onwards. We offer French and Spanish with the opportunity to gain accreditation in a range of other languages as part of our extra-curricular programme. Our enthusiastic and specialist staff will always go the extra mile to make learning a language as exciting as it should be.

Our key aims are:

  • To develop, maintain and stimulate students' curiosity, interest and enjoyment in ML
  • To encourage students to embrace ML and explore and appreciate the cultural differences of other countries
  • To develop students' familiarity with appropriate linguistic concepts, principles and vocabulary
  • To develop students' understanding of ML in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school
  • To promote independence in students' approach to Language Learning
  • To enable all students to have equal access to ML and to experience success in their work
  • To allow students to develop transferable skills in ML

French

  Autumn Spring Summer Overview
Year 7 Language tasters Family School Sports/free time Town Holidays PDF
Year 8 Technology Healthy Lifestyles Town and home Identity, music and relationships Talents Holidays PDF
Year 9 Qui suis-je?
(Family)
Le temps de loisirs
(Free time)
Jours ordinaires, jours de fête
(Festivals and traditions)
PDF
Year 10 De la ville à la campagne
(Town and home)
Le grand large
(Holidays)
Au collège
(School)
PDF
Year 11 Bon travail
(Working world)
Un oeil sur le monde
(Global issues)
Révision Révision PDF

Spanish

  Autumn Spring Summer Overview
Year 7 Language Taster Family School Sports & Free Time Town & Home Holidays PDF
Year 8 Technology Healthy Lifestyles Town & Home Identity, Music & Relationships Talent Holidays PDF
Year 9 Desconectate
(Holidays)
Mi vida en el insti
(School)
Mi gente
(Family)
PDF
Year 10 Intereses e influencias
(Free time)
Ciudades
(My town)
De costumbre
(Festivals and traditions)
PDF
Year 11 A currar
(The working world)
Hacía un mundo major
(Global issues)
Re-visit and exam strategy preparation PDF