French Exchange French & German Work Experience (Year 12)
Day excursions & Intensive courses Arsenal Double Club
E-mail pen-friends Partner schools Young MFL Leaders
Miscellaneous: phrase sheet Policy Contact us
French Exchange Programme
The MFL department runs a very successful exchange programme for Year 9 and 10 students with Le Collège Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Brantôme. Pervious exchanges have included visits to the prehistoric caves of Lascaux, the Futuroscope theme park / Laserquest, the historic cities of Périgueux and Bordeaux, Accrobranche (click here to find out what that is!) and many other activities enabling students to experience the language and culture of France . The 2012 exchange will be in partnership with the Geography department.
Article: Newsbytes May 2012 French student feedback 2011-12
Contact Mr Taylor or Mrs Figgis for details on how to sign up for new the 2012-13 programme. Deadline: 31st May 2012.
Forms to download
Year 9 initial application and information
Year 10 initial application and information
To download, right click, save target as....
Rename document with your child's full name and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner matching form Partner matching cover letter
Click here for articles and photo gallery from exchanges to date and visit their blog here!
For feedback from 2010-11 exchange click here!
Local newspaper article publicising our first exchange visit.
Foreign Languages Leader Awards .... click here to find out more!
French & German Work Experience programmes
After very successful placements in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Year 12 students have the opportunity to take part in a week-long work experience / total immersion in March 2009 at Le Moulin de Kergoual or at Le Château de la Baudonnière. See Mr Taylor or Mrs Figgis for details.
Information regarding the German Work Placement scheme via The Friends of Wildeshausen and the Rotary Club, Hertford
Links with other partner schools abroad
French partner school: Collège Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Dordogne
German partner school: Gymnasium Wildeshausen, near Bremen
Partner school in Germany for internet projects
Follow our blog here
Europa Centre Day: Following a run of highly successful visit the department is planning the visits for March 2011 for Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 intensive pre-GCSE oral examination training. See Mr Taylor for details.
Click icon to link to Europa Centre information site. French day, March 2009 - photos (SBS password required)
Arsenal FC Languages Double-Club - another way to promote MFL.
Targeted at Year 7 pupils to encourage a pro-active interest and involvement in foreign languages.
Click here or see Mr Kay or Mr Pooley for more details.
Click here to see the videos
Example of the type of intensive GCSE day courses offered
Request details from your son's / daughter's French / German teacher
All educational visits are subject to the school risk assessment procedures and students participating in such visits are covered by the county's insurance policy and / or the organising company's policy. All documents are available on request.
French phrase sheet
Parents, for further information or queries regarding international initiatives at Simon Balle school, click here to leave a message.