KS4 Languages

Year 10

Theme 1: Identity & Culture Sep 2016 – Feb 2017
TOPICS:

1. Me, my family and friends:

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership

2. Free-time activities:

  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Shopping

3. Technology in everyday life:

  • Social media
  • Mobile technology

4. Festivals and customs

e.g. Halloween, Christmas, Day of German Unity, All Saints Day

CORE SKILLS:

  • W:Translation (into/from TL)
  • W: Structured bullet points
  • S: Role-play
  • S: Picture card
  • S: Structured Conversation
  • Target language questioning

 

 

Theme 2: Education & Future Employment Feb 2017 – July 2017
TOPICS:

1. My studies

  • School subjects
  • Describing teachers

2. Life at school/college

  • School system
  • School rules
  • Lunch / break
  • My school friends
  • School clubs / activities

3. Education post-16

  • Work Experience
  • Apprenticeships
  • University life

4. Career choices and ambitions

  • Jobs / Careers
  • Future plans
  • Ideal lifestyle

5. Festivals and Customs

e.g. Bastille Day, la tomatina, Spargelzeit, Eurovision, Valetine’s Day

CORE SKILLS:

  • W:Translation (into/from TL)
  • W: Structured bullet points
  • S: Role-play
  • S: Picture card
  • S: Structured Conversation
  • Target language questioning

Year 11 (from September 2017)

Theme 3:

Identity & Culture

Sep 2017 – Feb 2018
TOPICS:

1. Travel and tourism

  • Names of countries / cities
  • Transport
  • Describing a holiday (diff. tenses)
  • Comparing types of accommodation
  • Camping
  • Holiday activities
  • Accidents / complaints

2. Home, town/neighbourhood, region

  • Describing my home
  • Places in town

3. Social issues

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living

4. Global issues

  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
CORE SKILLS:

  • W:Translation (into/from TL)
  • W: Structured bullet points
  • S: Role-play
  • S: Picture card
  • S: Structured Conversation
  • Target language questioning

In addition to the above, all students will learn the grammar of their chosen language(s), including a variety of tenses, complex sentences, word order, adjective agreement, prepositions and conjunctions.

Homework

  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Vocabulary learning
  • Cultural research
  • Preparation for internal assessments / final exams

Other Useful Information

At Key Stages 3 & 4, www.linguascope.com is an excellent resource for revision and reinforcement of core vocabulary. Students will be provided with the log-on details and can access from home.

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

A suitable revision guide to help with independent study.

2

A bi-lingual dictionary to help with homework.

3

Regular vocabulary testing on work completed in class.

4

Preparation/revision for controlled assessments.

5

Encouraging an interest in the culture as well as the language of target-language countries.