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MFL the Curriculum

MFL in the Curriculum

At St Paul’s, we aim to foster inquisitiveness into Modern Foreign Languages. Through deepening pupils’ understanding of language and culture of other countries they can widen their understanding of the world. Language teaching provides the foundation of learning further languages, equipping pupils with the necessary skills and knowledge to study and work in other countries. Weaving through all of our Modern Foreign Languages teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core vision of understanding ourselves and seeking to understand others.

At St Paul’s, we teach French in upper Key Stage 2. A variety of teaching techniques are used to encourage pupils to have an active engagement in languages, such as; games, role play, action songs, stories. Whenever possible we invite native speakers into the classroom to provide an excellent model of the spoken language as well as to enhance their cultural understanding.

Through Language Learning we aim to:

  • To give pupils a positive, enthusiastic attitude to languages within a creative and multicultural environment.
  • To nurture an interest in learning other languages.
  • To introduce language learning in a way that is fun and enjoyable.
  • To stimulate and encourage pupils’ curiosity about language.
  • For pupils to develop an awareness of language structure and that the structure differs from on language to another.
  • To develop pupils’ speaking and listening skills.
  • To lay the foundations for future study.

By the time children leave St Paul’s they will:

  • Have the courage and confidence to speak in another language with good intonation and pronunciation.
    Be able to read a simple text in another language.
  • Have a passion for learning about new cultures and new languages.
  • Have strong awareness for different cultures and languages.