Cymraeg, Llythrennedd and Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Faculty: Mrs Lucy-Ann Carver

Contact Email: lac@penglais.org.uk

Overview

The Languages Faculty is a cohesive and high achieving Faculty in which both the Welsh ethos and multilingual communication are promoted.  We are a strong community where everyone works together in a supportive and collaborative manner in order to deliver excellent teaching and learning opportunities for our pupils.  The Faculty is vibrant with a global perspective interwoven with an awareness of Welsh heritage.  We adopt multilingual pedagogical approaches in order to develop excellent communicators who are informed and resilient citizens of our community, Wales and the World.  #One world, many languages.

Cymraeg

Subject Leader: Miss C. Davies

Contact Email: cad@penglais.org.uk

Cymraeg as a First Language is a thriving, high achieving department and as part of the Languages Faculty, we are committed to promoting high quality teaching as well as maintaining a strong Welsh ethos.

Students follow a varied curriculum in Key Stage 3 where many aspects of Welsh history, culture and language are studied. Alongside this, pupils develop a range of skills from year 7 that lead to the GCSE specification for the Language qualification. We believe that extra-curricular enrichment opportunities are vital to students’ development of both language and understanding but also to develop a maintain Welsh ethos and an appreciation of the country and its language and heritage.

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Useful Links:

www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw

www.golwg360.com

Welsh Second Language

Subject Leader: Miss H. Parr

Contact Email: hfp@penglais.org.uk

Welsh Second Language is a vibrant, successful department and as part of the Languages Faculty, we are committed to providing excellent teaching and have high expectations of the pupils.  In KS3 many interesting and thought-provoking subjects are studied such as Health, Leisure, the Environment and the Local Area. Embedded in each scheme of work are the fundamentals of language learning with a mix of Oracy, Extended Writing and Comprehension Key Pieces.  Each theme studied in KS3 feeds into the GCSE specification for the Language qualification. We believe that a healthy interest and knowledge of not only the language, but also Wales and the local area, embeds a sense of pride of being Welsh enhancing and strengthening the Welsh ethos within Ysgol Penglais School. 

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Useful Links:

https://www.cbac.co.uk/qualifications/welsh-second-language/welsh-second-language-gcse/

www.hwb.gov.wales

https://www.saysomethingin.com/welsh/course1

Useful revision books:

WJEC GCSE Cymraeg Ail Iaith Welsh Second Language: Revision Guide (Language Skills and Practice)

WJEC GCSE Welsh Second Language Workbook (Collins GCSE Revision) 

Modern Foreign Languages

French

Teachers: D. Lardieri / L. Huws

Contact Email: D.Lardieri@penglais.org.uk

Our teaching at key stages 3 and 4 is based on a conviction that learners studying a modern foreign language develop transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity.   During Key stage 3, pupils follow the Studio texts and develop the ability to communicate with French speakers in a variety of contexts relating to everyday life in a school setting. During the linear GCSE course, pupils deepen their understanding of the language and improve their grammatical accuracy.  They are examined on their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills.  We encourage our learners to broaden their horizons and develop a cultural knowledge of the French-speaking world.  Learners have the opportunity to develop a solid, linguistic base on which to prepare them for future language study.  Undoubtedly, international language skills raise their employability in an ever-increasing global jobs market.

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Useful Links:

www.linguascope.com

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Spanish

Teachers: L. Carver / D. Lardieri

Contact Email: D.Lardieri@penglais.org.uk

Our teaching at key stages 3 and 4 is based on a conviction that learners studying a modern foreign language develop transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity.   During Key stage 3, pupils follow an online programme (Mi vida loca) and develop the ability to communicate with Spanish speakers in a variety of contexts relating to everyday life as a tourist in Spain. During the linear GCSE course, pupils deepen their understanding of the language and improve their grammatical accuracy.  They are examined on their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills.  We encourage our learners to broaden their horizons and develop a cultural knowledge of the Hispanic world.  Learners have the opportunity to develop a solid, linguistic base on which to prepare them for future language study.  Undoubtedly, international language skills raise their employability in an ever-increasing global jobs market.

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Useful Links:

www.linguascope.com

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Mandarin

Teacher: Mrs L. Huws

Contact Email: luh@penglais.org.uk

Penglais pupils have the opportunity to study Mandarin from Year 9 and can continue to GCSE level.  During key stages 3 and 4, pupils learn the main characters and complete cultural projects which require research into the culture of the Chinese speaking world.  China’s culture, which is more than 5,000 years old, is the oldest and richest continuous culture in the world. Mandarin is spoken in 13 countries, with about 909 million speaking it as their first language.  It is a great skill to have in the business world and pupils have full access to Confucius classroom and benefit from working closely with our native Chinese speaker.

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Useful Links:

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Languages Faculty Staff List

Mrs Lucy-Ann Carver: HOF /Spanish teacher

MissCarys Davies: SL Cymraeg

Miss Hannah Parr: SL Welsh Second Language

Mrs Lucy Huws: Mandarin/Welsh/ French

Ms Daniela Lardieri: French/Spanish

Mrs Siw Rees-Butterworth Welsh/Cymraeg

Mrs Brid Roberts: Welsh/Cym

MrsGlenda Evans: Welsh/Cym

Mrs Nia Mererid Thomas: SLT/ Welsh