Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a language broadens horizons, instils confidence and deepens the understanding of the world in which we currently live. The benefits of being able to communicate in a second language are profound, opening minds to different cultures, developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as increasing employability.

The Modern Foreign Languages department at Teesdale School and Sixth Form utilises these core beliefs to develop curious and confident language learners of the future who will have the skills and capacity to master whichever language they may choose.

During their first years of study, students will have the opportunity to visit France or Spain with the Academy. These highly popular cultural visits aim to ‘put into practice’ the skills learnt within the classroom and students are encouraged to speak in the target language throughout the visit. This is a real opportunity to bring the subject to life for our learners. For those unable to travel, we bring the world to our classroom by celebrating festivals, food tasting, exposure to the latest songs, cultural anthems, clips from French and Spanish news and interviews and authentic texts from French and Spanish literature, newspapers and magazines. All students have the opportunity to develop conversational language skills and the necessary key language to successfully complete daily tasks in France such as booking a table in a restaurant, hotel reservations, asking for directions etc. Comme c’est génial!

After learning French in Year 7 students will pick up Spanish in Year 8 and consequently have a choice of languages when it comes to GCSE options. In addition, both subjects are offered to A Level.

Curriculum information

In addition to our aim of creating independent, motivated language learners, MFL also contributes to the development of cultural capital in a variety of ways every lesson. Language and culture are explored every lesson, covering a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. 








HT1- Tout Sur Moi

HT2- Ma Famille


HT3- Mon Collège

HT4- J’ahabite Ici

HT5- A Table; 

HT6- Projets d’été


HT1 – Mes passe-temps

HT2 – Je suis sportif

HT3- L’année dernière en vacances

 HT4- Le monde des médias


HT5- La technologie

HT6- La Santé


HT1- Les Ados

HT2- A l’étranger


HT3- Mon Avenir

HT4- Quand j’étais plus jeune


HT5- Chez moi

HT6- Célébrez


HT1- Les vacances et le tourisme; 

HT2- L'éducation


HT3- Après mes examens

HT 4 -Ma Famille

HT5- Sain/Malsain/Je suis accro

HT6- Mes projets d'avenir



Le Mariage et les Fêtes


La pauvreté; Les organisations caritatives 

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GCSE Exams







Me presento 

¿Cómo es tu familia ? 

Mi casa 

Mi familia / mis amigos 

Mi zona 

Mis estudios 

Mi tiempo libre 

La tecnologia 

La tele y las películas 



HT1- Las Vacaciones 

El Turismo


HT2- La Enseñanza

HT3- Después De Los Examenes


HT 4 -Mi Familia 


HT5- La Salud y La Tecnología


HT6- Planes Del Futuro


El Casamiento 

El Medioambiente


La Pobreza

Después De Los Examenes

GCSE Exams 


Spanish is good because you learn about new cultures and now I’m in Year 11 I like the freedom of being able to write longer pieces. I’m really looking forward to taking Spanish A Level.
Year 11 student
I enjoy deciphering new languages, I like it when I can understand what a reading activity is about.
Year 9 student