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1 Modern Foreign Languages at Arden. Advanced Level French, German, Spanish and Italian Sixth Form Open Evening

2 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Outline: -Why do languages? -Why study at Arden? -A-Level and beyond.

3 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why do languages?

4 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why do languages? Why choose Modern Foreign Languages at A-Level? -Broaden your mind. -Increased employment opportunities.

5 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why do languages? Course Content -The A-Level course – relevant & focuses on current issues in the foreign culture.

6 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why do languages? In Year 12 this could include… -Mass media (TV, advertising, IT) -Popular culture (fashion, cinema, music) -Healthy living / sport & health. -Family / relationships:

7 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why do languages? In Year 13 this could include… -Environment -Multicultural society (immigration) -Social issues – (wealth and poverty, law and order, impact of technology) -2/5 cultural topics (film director, author, history, region of France, dramatist) -Links with other subjects

8 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Interactive websites. All resources available online. Free subscription for each MFL student

9 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Independent, interactive learning.

10 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Native speakers with small groups each week to practise speaking and listening.

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12 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden?

13 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Sofa and comfy chairs in the satellite room…. Independent study in a satellite room for MFL students only.

14 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Small class sizes and new technologies. -Small groups with foreign language assistants once a week.

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16 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Competitions.

17 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Independent listening and reading material.

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20 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Immersion in the culture.

21 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Collaborative learning.

22 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Happy students….. Why study at Arden?

23 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? 1 weeks work experience in the warmth of the south of France OR A week in an arts school in Cologne! It really improved my German and built my confidence. I was nervous before but neednt have been. It was a fantastic experience. Everyone was really friendly.

24 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Preparation for year 13 and cultural topics.

25 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Study and work abroad. Current Year 13 -(Maddie Parkin, Sian Fedeski, Hannah Parkin)

26 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why study at Arden? Results: -AS MFL 100 % achieved an A- D in /9 achieved an A at AS in 2013 including 3/9 with over 90% -A2 MFL 100% achieved an A-D in A2 MFL 50% achieved an A in University entry. You are quite simply the students universities WANT and NEED.

27 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening A-Level and beyond. Recent and current cohort: -Lauren Bull –Law with French (Birmingham University) Rachel Winkler: German at History ( Warwick) Sam OReilly: German and History (Sheffield) Imogen Benton: German and Spanish (Sheffield) Potential university linguists: Maddie Parkin- Spanish & French (Cambridge) 2014 Hannah Robbins – French/Spanish 2014 Sian Fedeski – French/Spanish 2014 Bruno Roberts – German 2015 Rachel Eyre - French

28 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why I chose to languages study at Arden If you have a love of languages, its for you. The pleasure of being able to speak to people you meet on holiday. Opportunities for work experience abroad or exchanges. Help on the year 7 study visit.

29 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why I chose to languages study at Arden Dont be afraid of doing two languages. Clear ties to other humanities subjects e.g. English, history. However, a language can go with any other subjects, including sciences.

30 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Why I chose to languages study at Arden Languages in demand in employment. Universities hold languages in high regard. Offers are often more generous for languages.

31 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening A-Level and beyond. 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: -1. Small group sizes means personalised learning. -2. Topic material is relevant to young people e.g. media, fashion, music and film – NOT BORING -3. Your OWN foreign satellite TV and resource room in the VI form building (sofas, wireless headphones)

32 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening A-Level and beyond. 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: -4. Much more technology – e.g. listening through MP3 files, exams on your iPods, classwork through interactive websites -5. Grammar is taught more thoroughly. (Online resources) -6. You work with pupils who WANT to be better linguists

33 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening A-Level and beyond. 10 reasons why A-Level languages are better than GCSE languages: -7. Fantastic foreign work placements and visits (e.g. work experience) -8. More time with Assistants helps your speaking -9. You end up being able to speak more fluently -10. The obvious and serious advantages of University entry – you are quite simply the students universities WANT and NEED

34 Outline: Why do languages? Why study at Arden? A-Level and beyond. Sixth Form Open Evening Thank you for your attention. Your Language department!


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