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Recipes for MFL success

Students followed a ten-week License to cook programme, where they learnt practical cookery skills through the medium of German and French. The project, which started life as an after school club, was successfully incorporated into the Year 7 curriculum in September 2009. Staff from both the modern foreign languages (MFL) and the Technology departments worked together to create an exciting and engaging way to teach languages through another subject area. Pupils cooked authentic German and French recipes and also had the opportunity to taste a range of different foods, often specialties that they had not tasted before. Lessons were taught in the target language with a focus on key words and vocabulary. As pupils gained in confidence in the language, they were able to describe their dishes and experiences in more detail.

Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning

  • enhancement of quality of language teaching
  • promotion of new approaches to language teaching and learning
  • promotion of language learning for specific purposes
United Kingdom
Target Language
French, German
Educational Sector
School Education
Vocational Education and Training

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21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: