Modern Foreign Languages

The Koç Modern Foreign Languages Department is an engaging and inclusive environment, where students are positively encouraged to understand and speak a foreign language whilst at the same time learning about different cultures and ways of life in other French, German or Spanish speaking countries. 

Our vision is that all language learners develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department consists of nine dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic international teachers, with a collaborative and creative approach to teaching and learning. 

Lessons are delivered using a wide variety of teaching methods that incorporate a variety of engaging listening, reading, speaking and writing activities, with student-centered learning at the heart of planning. 

Grammar is the foundation for building language skills. Learning grammar enables students to speak and write more accurately, confidently and fluently.  Consequently, grammar skills are taught explicitly through every topic and regularly revisited. Students are prepared to enter the DELF, DELE or FIT exams at the desired level from G9 to G11 and IB Language B is also offered from G11.

The department endeavors to make learning languages fun and meaningful, providing students with many opportunities for both collaboration and independent work in each lesson. The MFL department has high expectations for all students and the climate for learning encompasses the contributions of all abilities; we trust in the success of each student. A range of strategies, such as group talk, reflection and role-plays are employed to create a classroom culture where learning from others is valued.

You can reach the High School MFL department at F Block.