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Modern foreign languages (MFL)

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 Rye Hills Academy 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 time with us at Rye Hills, students have the opportunity to visit France and Spain with the Academy. Cultural trips aim to ‘put into practice’ the skills learnt within the classroom and students are encouraged to practise their Spanish 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, being exposed to the latest songs, cultural anthems, clips from French and Spanich 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 such as booking a table in a restaurant, hotel reservations, asking for directions etc. Comme c’est génial!

What do our students say?

I really enjoy learning French. Learning a new language is fun because you’re learning how to communicate with different people. 

William Y9

I’m really glad I took French at GCSE. The teacher is nice and knowledgeable, and as well as learning a new language, I am improving my problem-solving skills.

Becky Y10

I love learning Spanish because I really enjoy learning how Spanish people communicate. Learning about food and culture is eye-opening! Plus, our teacher is lovely which helps.              

Josie Y9

Spanish is a great GCSE option. It helps you to broaden your horizons, learn about culture and it helps to find the interconnections between culture and languages. 

Jack Y10

Our curriculum

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. 







Tout sur moi


Mon monde perso

À table

Mon quartier

Ça c’est mon truc


Destination vacances

Bouger, c’est important !

Le monde des médias


Accro à la technologie

En pleine forme


Mon entourage

La Vie Chez Moi

Bienvenue à Redcar


C’est le weekend !

Bon appétit !

On Bouge !


Bienvenue à Rye Hills Academy

On fait la fête !


Ma famille et moi

Mon temps libre et la technologie

Ma vie quotidienne

Les fêtes et les traditions

La où j’habite


Les vacances

Le collège et le travail

Les problèmes sociaux et environnementaux

GCSE Exams








Mi vida

Mi tiempo libro

Mi insti

Mi familia y mis amigos

Mi ciudad


Mis vacaciones

Todo sobre mi vida

A comer

¿Qué hacemos?

Operación verano



Mi vida en el insti

Mi gente


Intereses e influencias

Mi ciudad

Mi ciudad

De costumbre

A currar


Hacia un mundo mejo

Mi insti