¡Bienvenidos al Departamento de Español!
At King David, we are proud to have a thriving and growing Spanish Department where we aim to make language learning a purposeful, inspirational and enjoyable experience. We endeavour to develop pupils’ confidence and competence so that they become increasingly independent learners. We dedicate ourselves to fostering pupils’ progress across the three pillars of language learning; phonics, grammar and vocabulary, thus equipping them with the linguistic blocks to communicate in the real world and study other languages in the future. In doing so, we seek to raise aspirations to compete for jobs in an international marketplace. We encourage pupils to take an active interest in other cultures and nurture a deepening curiosity about how others live, breaking down barriers between different cultures and inspiring pupils to be committed global citizens of the world.
Our curriculum outlines the programme of study in MFL for all pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. We build on knowledge from Key Stage 2 and prepare our students for life beyond King David.
Pupils are encouraged to explore cross-curricular themes, as well as develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. They are supported so that they are able to use the target language spontaneously during lessons, and they develop a wide vocabulary base from which to progress .
Click here to view our Spanish curriculum overview.
All students study Spanish at KS3.
All pupils have access to the online course material, Active Learn, https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/ , where they are able to reinforce and /or extend their learning in the language.
Pupils who have elected to study a language to GCSE level follow the AQA course. Pupils study the following themes on which the listening, reading, speaking and writing assessments are based.
All pupils have access to the online course material, Kerboodle, https://www.kerboodle.com/, enabling them to develop the skills covered in lessons.
Pupils at KS5 benefit from small class sizes and expert teaching, achieving great success at both AS and A2 Level. They follow the AQA course and study the following themes on which the final 3 examinations are based.
Many of our A-Level students continue with their study of one or both languages at university and have left us to pursue courses at a range of leading higher education institutions.
MFL Independent Learning Journey Log
https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/ (KS3. Ask your teacher for your username and login.)
www.kerboodle.com (KS4. Ask your teacher for your username and login.)
www.wordreference.com (free, online dictionary)
http://www.periodicoelgancho.com/ (A really good newspaper for children.)
www.atantot.com (fun games to learn vocabulary at KS3 and KS4)
www.quizlet.com (create flashcards and vocabulary list)
We also encourage pupils to listen to the radio via the Internet on websites such as www.rtve.es/radio/
Mrs C.Ackers - Head of MFL.
Mme N. Janvier – Teacher of Spanish
Miss. M.Zaragoza-Colas – Teacher of French and Spanish