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Modern Foreign Languages


Nowadays the command of a foreign language has become a necessity in the world of work, at a personal level and for those who want to travel abroad. Whilst there is no doubt that English has become one of the main languages used in business, the UK economy is losing billions of pounds every year because of our lack of language skills.

The aim of the Modern Languages Faculty at Ebbw Fawr is first and foremost to make language learning a positive and rewarding experience, relevant to the needs of our students, whilst at the same time maintaining a lively and enjoyable atmosphere. At Ebbw Fawr we recognise the numerous advantages of speaking a foreign language ranging from our ability to communicate to acquiring a wider understanding of the multicultural world in which we live. The languages department is committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for our young learners so that they feel the same passion for foreign languages.


Modern Foreign Languages

Subject Leader
Mr. D. Pisacane

Mrs. A. Champs

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"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."

Frank Smith

Why study Modern Foreign Languages?

French is the first or second language in more than 40 countries and is spoken by over 125 million people around the world.

Knowledge of a second language is essential in over 60 occupations. There are many opportunities with airlines, import-export companies and other international business.

You could also become a French teacher, an interpreter, a translator or work in tourism, business services, banking, sales and manufacturing.

Job applicants who are proficient in two languages will be at a distinct advantage in the world of work.



MFL is taken by nearly all students at Key Stage 3. During Year 7, all pupils will study the following topics: Myself (Name, Age, Birthdays, Pets, Family), personal description, school, weather, & festivals. They will then progress in Year 8 to study: Sports, Likes and Dislikes, Food, The Area, TV and Film.

Students at Year 9 are given the option to study French as a GCSE in Key Stage 4.


GCSE French – AQA


The MFL department has access to a wealth of school resources, including Chromebooks, laptops & recording studios. 

Pupils utilise a variety of these resources within their structured lessons, to help develop their ICT competency skills through the use of language.

Parents, Carers & Students. Please visit our online resource libraries for revision content, tutor support, homework & more using Microsoft Teams for Education (or) access your work remotely using Home Access.

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