AS and A Level: Modern Foreign Languages

763 AS and A Level Modern Foreign Languages essays

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    AS French Essay. Nous avons vu la publicit dans un journal pendant que nous vivions un an en France disant que vous cherchiez une famille

    3 star(s)

    This is a 3 star piece of work. The writer has a reasonable grasp of French, and writes quite accurately. There is a variety of structures and vocabulary and ideas…

    • Essay length: 221 words
    • Submitted: 28/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sarah Benson 01/05/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
  2. Marked by a teacher

    mistre chambre jaune. Le crime est un mystre parce que la Chambre Jaune, donc Mle Stangerson a t rencontr toute couverte de sang

    3 star(s)

    This is a 3 star piece of work. It starts off quite badly written, and ideas are unclear. However, it does improve, and ideas are more clearly expressed later on.…

    • Essay length: 315 words
    • Submitted: 22/06/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sarah Benson 01/05/2013
  3. Marked by a teacher

    los jovenes de hoy en dia y los jovenes de antes

    3 star(s)

    This is a 3* essay which has the potential for improvement. The student has lots of pertinent ideas but without a clear structure for their presentation and development, they come…

    • Essay length: 916 words
    • Submitted: 03/11/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Amanda Salaou 01/03/2013
  4. Marked by a teacher

    La tele - bonne ou mauvais influence.

    3 star(s)

    This is a 3 star piece of work. Some ideas are clear, and there is a small range of relevant vocabulary. Accuracy is reasonable.
    In order to improve this…

    • Essay length: 550 words
    • Submitted: 14/10/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sarah Benson 08/01/2013
  5. Peer reviewed

    Briten brauchen es nicht, Fremdsprachen zu lernen, weil Englisch berall gesprochen wird.

    5 star(s)

    The standard of this essay is excellent, far higher than expected at this level, both in terms of the ideas expressed and the language applied. The text is divided into…

    • Essay length: 987 words
    • Submitted: 22/01/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) evabianka 20/04/2012
  6. Peer reviewed

    Eine pazifistische Politik ist in der modernen Welt nicht realistisch Stimmen Sie dem zu?

    5 star(s)

    This is a great example of an A-Level essay. It works well on the level of language, as well as content, and immediately attracts the reader’s attention by making numerous…

    • Essay length: 593 words
    • Submitted: 26/12/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) 26/06/2012
  7. Peer reviewed

    Quelles sont les principales causes de la pollution en France ? Comment ragissent les Franais cette pollution ? Que pensez-vous leurs ractions ?

    5 star(s)

    This is an outstanding piece of work of very high quality – the student answers the question thoroughly and explicitly – with a high level of analysis throughout. Background information…

    • Essay length: 1684 words
    • Submitted: 18/09/2009
    • Reviewed by: (?) lcarter17 23/02/2012
  8. Peer reviewed

    Immigration in France

    5 star(s)

    This is a strong answer, it makes great points and has a good level of analysis and uses language well. Good discussion, talking about the riots and other topical issues…

    • Essay length: 1120 words
    • Submitted: 24/05/2007
    • Reviewed by: (?) greeneyedgirl 29/02/2012
  9. Peer reviewed

    Quest-ce que constitue un bon film dans votre opinion? (what makes a good film in your opinion)

    4 star(s)

    The essay answers the question well with some strong and well-analysed points, although it repeats these too often, and is well-written but with some spelling and grammar errors. The writer…

    • Essay length: 402 words
    • Submitted: 29/03/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) bookworm699 29/02/2012
  10. Peer reviewed

    L'nergie nuclaire

    4 star(s)

    A very solid piece of work demonstrating a high standard of written French language, and a well-structure essay. Although there is no specific question given, the topic area of nuclear…

    • Essay length: 898 words
    • Submitted: 02/03/2010
    • Reviewed by: (?) lcarter17 17/02/2012

Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and German) are highly valuable subjects to study at A level. Generally referring to the three languages mentioned, in some cases there may be opportunities to study Russian, Italian or Mandarin. The use of a wide selection of media is often used and you will find yourself listening to audio tapes, reading literature, watching films and entering discussions and debates on contemporary issues.

Examinations will test reading, speaking, listening and writing and Marked by Teachers offers significant help in the latter. A selection of essays, many of which have been marked and annotated by highly experienced language teachers, lie at your disposal and a great number of previous students have succeeded by using them to aid their studies.

To be able to converse, read and write with the degree of fluency you'll achieve over the two years will make you a valuable potential employee and serves as excellent preparation for not only studying MFL at a higher level but over number of courses, whether language based or not.


"To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture."

-Frantz Fanon

If you have a talent for learning languages, and you love immersing yourself in new experiences and cultures, then a university-level modern languages degree could be just the ticket for you. No matter whichlanguage you choose - French, Italian, Portuguese, or any other language - you'll emerge from your degree with a broadened mind, and with advanced communication skills.

Writing will be a crucial component of any foreign languages degree. Essays are hard enough in your native tongue, and the challenge is doubled when you try to write in another language. If you want to improve your foreign language writing, consult Marked by Teachers' collection of foreign language essays. Our examples will teach you to winnow the bad from the good, and to emerge with a cleaner, more professional writing style.

Most foreign languages degrees will involve lectures, language labs, oral practice, and a year abroad. Foreign languages students often go on to higherstudy, or to pursue careers in translation, interpretation,education,marketing, or business and administration.


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