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What about MFL year 10 11

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MFL Careers talk to Years 10 & 11

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What about MFL year 10 11

  1. 1. Why am I here? 0Consider how MFL can fit in to your future aspirations 0Understand what route your language learning journey can take 0Options available to you 0Hear from real people who use languages on a day-to-day basis
  2. 2. MFL at St Mary’s 0All of you are taking a language qualification right now 0GSCE French 0GCSE Spanish 0AS French 0Take AS after gaining your GCSE 0 Take A2 after gaining AS level
  3. 3. What is in the AS/A2? 0AS 0 Unit 1 – L, R, W 0 Unit 2 - speaking exam 0 Topics: Popular culture, Healthy Lifestyle, Media & Family and Relationships 0A2 0 Unit 3 - L, R, W 0 Unit 4 – speaking exam 0 Topics: Environment, Multicultural Society & Social Issues plus two cultural topics eg. Film, Literature History, Region, Architecture, Artist etc....
  4. 4. What next? 0Good linguists could take a language (or two!) at university 0 you DO NOT have to take a language by itself 0 Combined degree 0pick up a second language 0 spend a year abroad
  5. 5. Why take a language further? 0you enjoy learning languages 0you might like to work or travel abroad 0a good qualification to have for entry into college or university 0employability 0makes you stand out from the crowd 0lots of well known people speak other languages and it has helped them in their careers
  6. 6. Give yourself the edge… they did! Match the names on the left to the degrees on the right: J. K. Rowling Author (Harry Potter) Paula Radcliffe Athlete Lucy Liu Film star Jonathan Ross TV and Radio Presenter Rory Bremner Comedian Fiona Bruce Newsreader Chris Martin Musician (Coldplay) Nigella Lawson TV Chef Chinese Language and Culture (1990) European Studies (1982) French and German (1983) Modern European Studies (1996) Greek and Latin (1999) French and Classics (1987) Medieval and Modern Languages (1983) French and Italian (1986) J. K. Rowling Author (Harry Potter) French and Classics (1987) Paula Radcliffe Athlete Modern European Studies (1996) Lucy Liu Film star Chinese Language and Culture (1990) Jonathan Ross TV and Radio Presenter European Studies (1982) Rory Bremner Comedian French and German (1983) Fiona Bruce Newsreader French and Italian (1986) Chris Martin Musician (Coldplay) Greek and Latin (1999) Nigella Lawson TV Chef Medieval and Modern Languages (1983)
  7. 7. Give yourself the edge… they did! Match the names on the left to the degrees on the right: J. K. Rowling Author (Harry Potter) Paula Radcliffe Athlete Lucy Liu Film star Jonathan Ross TV and Radio Presenter Rory Bremner Comedian Fiona Bruce Newsreader Chris Martin Musician (Coldplay) Nigella Lawson TV Chef Chinese Language and Culture (1990) European Studies (1982) French and German (1983) Modern European Studies (1996) Greek and Latin (1999) French and Classics (1987) Medieval and Modern Languages (1983) French and Italian (1986) J. K. Rowling Author (Harry Potter) French and Classics (1987) Paula Radcliffe Athlete Modern European Studies (1996) Lucy Liu Film star Chinese Language and Culture (1990) Jonathan Ross TV and Radio Presenter European Studies (1982) Rory Bremner Comedian French and German (1983) Fiona Bruce Newsreader French and Italian (1986) Chris Martin Musician (Coldplay) Greek and Latin (1999) Nigella Lawson TV Chef Medieval and Modern Languages (1983)
  8. 8. Today’s speakers 0Mrs Olga Gomez Cash 0Lancaster University 0Department of European Languages & Culture
  9. 9. Today’s speakers 0NST 0 Anne Benkel and Stuart Robinson 0travel company 0 school trips including WW 2015 Barcelona 0 based in Blackpool
  10. 10. Zoe Leigh
  11. 11. My Work Role – Recruitment Consultant Location - Paris Company - Swift World Wide Resources Swift WWR Is a recruitment agency specialising in the oil and gas industry, we find engineers and managers to work on oil rigs and other oil and gas platforms all over the world.
  12. 12. Benefits of being able to speak French 0 You will be able to communicate with around 340 million more people than your average English speaker. 0 Your understanding of grammar and vocabulary is massively improved. 0 In a French working environment you will be the best English speaker. 0 It opens you up to opportunities abroad, even at A-Level standard. 0 There is nothing that you can learn at university about speaking French that you cannot learn at A-Level if you take advantage of the opportunity.
  13. 13. How French Has Helped Me 0 Graduated from St Mary’s Sixth Form with a B in French and went on to study at the University of Sheffield. 0 Spent a year as a student in the south of France. 0 Went on to work in customer service at NS&I (boring) 0 Did a Marketing internship with a local Fylde company. 0 Moved to Swift WWR UK last year in March, then to Swift Paris in June.
  14. 14. My Tips 0 Learn the irregular verbs as quickly as you can. 0 Practise listening, use youtube, watch films that you know well in French. 0 Speaking- use music to improve your pronunciation, it helps with accent, rhythm and breathing. It also helps with listening, I strongly recommend Emily Loizeau for this purpose. 0 If you want to say something learn how to say it! Use all the tools you can to find out how to say what you want to say, it makes learning far more fun if you express your own opinions in your work!
  15. 15. 0There is a tendency to think that you should only study languages if you are going to become a professional linguist. 0This is a mistake! 0Being able to understand and speak another language is helpful to most spheres of existence, whether you are a linguist-medic, linguist-lawyer, or linguist- gardener. 0I suppose the question you are now asking is ‘why’? 0I am now in my second year of medicine, and studying French at A Level was not something that I thought twice about 0If you have any sort of interest in languages, you ought to pursue it - it can never be detrimental
  16. 16. 0Shows enormous breadth when applying for uni, jobs, or whatever you want to do after school/college 0Doing a language shows that you are different and multi-talented 0Will also improve your English; this may seem trivial, but when competition for good jobs is ever-increasing, this should not be underestimated 0 It’s interesting! It is not just learning words and how to put them in the right order in a sentence 0 Discuss issues (social, political, environmental etc.) that are, and will remain, relevant to all of us
  17. 17. 0 Studying a language stimulates interest, encourages perceptive thought, and improves your ability to debate on such issues. 0 It’s always handy to be well-informed about the world around you (and, therefore, how you change it……) 0 In a world that is becoming ever smaller, learning different languages improves job prospects and opens up more of the world to you, whether this be working abroad, or just going travelling 0 Languages are something that any employer would find attractive in an applicant
  18. 18. 0 If you are wanting to go to university, it also opens up the possibility of studying abroad for a year, experiencing a different culture, and making new friends (cheaper holidays in the future!) 0 The year abroad is the highlight of people’s degrees 0 From a medical perspective, I’ve always had an interest in working abroad at some point for a charity such as Médecins Sans Frontières 0 Having a language greatly improves your chances of being able to do something like this, which can be personally rewarding, as well as supporting those who so need it.
  19. 19. 0 Furthermore, as part of a medical degree you do an elective, where you can go essentially anywhere in the world to do a bit of doctoring for a few weeks. 0 Being able to speak more than just English opens up a lot more interesting places 0I hope that this has been useful 0If you are even just thinking about studying a language, do so! It will only benefit you, your future, and potentially an awful lot of other people, too. 0There are no drawbacks

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