Languages

In MFL we aim to instil in our students an enjoyment of language learning combined with cultural awareness and a sound understanding of language structure.

Staff Information

NamePosition / ResponsibilityE-Mail
Ms C GarnseyJoint Leader of Learning for Languages & Leader of Italiancgarnsey [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs L HutchesonJoint Leader of Learning for Languages & Leader of Spanishlhutcheson [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs C CookLanguages Teacher and Head of Year 7ccook [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss S TruslerLanguages Teacher and KS2/3 Transition Leaderstrusler [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs E SteineggerLanguages Teacheresteinegger [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs H WellerLeader of Germanhweller [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mr J OberstLanguages Teacherjoberst [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Ms J SolomonLanguages Teacherjsolomon [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs N BinderLanguages Teachernbinder [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs N LakeLanguages Teachernlake [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs N Rocliffe KS3 Coordinator (Maternity Cover)nrocliffe [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

FAQs

How can I help my child revise/improve?

To help your child, you can encourage them to learn their vocabulary. Vocabulary learning homework is set regularly at all Key Stages and helps students to consolidate their learning. You can also encourage your child to regularly use the  online language learning platforms such as memrise, quizlet and duolingo.

Students can access all their MFL textbooks remotely on the school system. Quizlet, memrise and duolingo are useful websites for revision and practice of the different MFL skills including listening.  Students also have a vocabulary and grammar book which they can use to help with independent learning. At KS4 and 5, past papers are available on student resources and on the exam board websites.

How many hours a week of language learning will students have?

All students in Year 7 & 8 study one modern foreign language for 2 hours per week. In Year 9, all students start the MFL GCSE course in their first MFL.  In addition, at this point, students who are in set 1 for MFL, start Italian for 1 hour per week. These students will be able to continue to study Italian to GCSE level if they choose to do so. At KS4, students will have 5 hours per fortnight for their GCSE language studies.