Modern Foreign Languages
At St Joseph’s, we recognise that a high quality language education provides a window into alternative cultures, promotes tolerance and stimulates pupil’s curiosity about the world. The majority of children currently learn French and we use Language Angels to support our teaching. Learning a second language provides pupils with a fresh perspective upon their understanding of English and supports the overall development of children’s oracy, reading and writing skills. Through our MFL curriculum we strive to inspire pupil’s curiosity and love of foreign languages and to establish a body of linguistic knowledge and skills – speaking, listening, reading, writing & grammar – laying the foundations for further language learning at KS3.
Through our teaching of the programmes of study from the National Curriculum 2014 we aim to enable pupils to:
- 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
- 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 a range of writing in the language studied