Foreign Languages 

Modern Foreign Languages

The Modern Foreign Language programs we offer develop pupils’ cultural awareness, teach them the fundamentals of communicating effectively in a foreign language, and equip them with the skills they need to progress to a global marketplace. They promote a healthy attitude of tolerance and understanding and help pupils to see beyond the microcosms of their own communities, providing an insight into the similarities and differences between contrasting cultures, along with the traditions that help to inform them. The following principles underpin the curriculum:

  • Essential subject knowledge and terminology is carefully sequenced year-on-year.
  • Key subject skills and subject concepts are introduced sequentially and logically.
  • Content and coverage is planned to enable progress to be demonstrated and measured.
  • Age related expectations can be defined (i.e. What subject learning should be mastered in each year).
  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of the countries and cultures where the language is used.