Have you asked in the EMAG forum ? https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/13.aspx We once had a Latvian girl come to us in Y9. She was one of the best achievers in French as it was just another language to her ! Similarly I had a Danish Punjabi-speaking girl who excelled in French. Knowing no French will put them on more of a par with the rest of Y9 than in other subjects !