Welcome to the MFL Faculty page. Our teachers are not only enthusiastic about teaching foreign languages, but sharing the Target Language cultures with our students too! We employ a range of teaching styles, experiences and resources to guide our pupils in a love for language learning.
We have provided information here about the staff, the courses and anything else we offer but if there is anything else you would like to know at any time, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
The languages we offer at HCCS are French, German and Spanish. At Key Stage 3 our pupils are lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn two languages, with some degree of choice in which these are. At Key Stage 4 and 5 they can choose to continue with either or both of these! Please click on the Key Stages tab for more detailed course information.
We have recently acquired state of the art facilities in the form of our new Language Lab. With specialist software pupils can access a wide range of online resources to facilitate their learning as well as participate in specific speaking and listening activities with the support of Sanako software. In years 11-13 students can choose to participate in conversations and other forms of communication with native speakers. This is a huge advantage and can really help to improve confidence and competence for the speaking assessments.
We have set all our GCSE students up with Memrise accounts which means they can access our specific vocabulary lists from home via the internet or an app. Regular vocabulary learning makes a significant impact on the learning progress of our language students.
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. Frank Smith
Lunch time clubs:
KS3 (any language) Monday lunch week 1 in CR4
KS4 French Thursday lunch every week in MFL6
KS4 German Monday lunch week 2 in MFL4
KS4 Spanish Friday afterschool every week in MFL1