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Modern Foreign Languages

Welcome to the Modern Foreign Languages Department

The Curriculum Leader may be contacted via email enquiries@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

Department Vision

The MFL Department aims to provide a curriculum that is both challenging and engaging and meets the needs of all learners.

We strive to ensure that students’ learning is good by developing the four language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, as well as their understanding and appreciation of the culture of the country whose language they are learning.

The use of the Target Language by teachers in lessons and of authentic materials in the form of written, visual and audio texts helps to bring the language to life in the classroom.  As a result of good teaching and learning, our students are able to meet their potential and there is a good uptake of Modern Languages at GCSE. Students at Copthall who study languages are equipped with the skills to become fully participating citizens in an increasingly globalised world.

Facilities

The Modern Languages department is currently accommodated in four classrooms each with an Interactive Whiteboard as well as computer rooms at our disposal and a large bank of textual and audio-visual resources to maximise student attainment.

Extra-Curricular

One thing that makes studying Modern Foreign Languages so exciting at Copthall is the opportunity to partake in trips abroad. Within the past two years alone, students have enjoyed a day trip to Boulogne, France,  a residential trip to Cantabria, Spain, and a residential trip to Paris, all of which were extremely successful and culturally immersive experiences that saw our students practise their language of study in an authentic setting. We are currently in the process of scheduling our calendar for trips in 2020-2021.

Lunch Time Clubs

The MFL department is comprised of passionate linguists and is proud to speak a number of languages in addition to French and Spanish, including: German, Portuguese, Italian, Farsi and Hindi. Our students show a great interest in expanding their repertoire of languages and as such enjoy many lunch time clubs offered at both Key Stage 3 and 4. 

Language Ambassadors

To be appointed 2020-2021

Will be working regularly with these students to promote languages at Copthall. The students will gain skills in leadership and team work by planning and devising events such as European Day of Languages, leading lunch time clubs and peer teaching, among many other things.

Examinations link for GCSE & A Level French and Spanish

Our Staff

The faculty offers French and Spanish up to A-Level and the opportunity to sit a range of Community Language exams without timetabled teaching. Our current team comprises of the following members of staff:

Mr Ricky Sokhal - Head of Department and teacher of French and Spanish.

Ms Michelle Malakouna - Deputy Headteacher and teacher of French with Spanish.

Ms Julia Silvano - Teacher of Spanish with French.

Ms Zaynab Hashemi - Teacher of French with Spanish

Useful Links

Useful web links

Subject Documents Date  
GCSE MFL French Scheme of Work 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y7 French Module 1 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y7 French Module 2 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Year 7 French SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 French Module 1 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 French Module 2 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 French Vert Module 1 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
FRENCH REVISION BOOKLET FOR YEAR 11 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 French Vert Module 2 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Year 9 French SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 Spanish Module 1 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Y8 Spanish Module 2 SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Year 10 Spanish SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
Year 11 Spanish SOW 09th Jun 2020 Download
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