Modern Foreign Languages
Intent of Modern Foreign Languages
Please see below for an overview of Modern Foreign Languages.
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Our languages curriculum is coherent, planned, sequenced, progressive, challenging and aims to meet all the requirements of the National Curriculum from year 3 - 6. It gives opportunities for in mastery languages (Chinese), helping all children to aspire, to achieve the best they can in all the learning they explore.
Learning a foreign language is liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. (National Curriculum 2014)
The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, promotes global citizenship and encourages them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
At St Paul’s, we aim to ensure that all children:
Teaching is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum, with modifications in place which allow for the individual and differentiated needs of the children, and the characteristics of Chinese language.
In order to meet the above aims and for children to deepen their understanding of how a language works, all children should be taught to:
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