MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)

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Introduction

At Charlestown Primary School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills and extends their knowledge of how language works.  Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

Taking this into consideration Charlestown Primary school aims to enhance pupils’ awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world in which we live. Through the introduction of an international dimension to their learning, pupils will be given an insight into their own culture and those of others. They will also develop linguistic competence, extending their knowledge of how language works and exploring differences and similarities between the other languages and English.

 

Our Objectives

The objectives of learning a Modern Foreign Language in primary school are to:

  • foster an interest in learning other languages
  • introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun
  • stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language
  • encourage children to be aware that language has structure and that the structure differs from one language to another
  • help the children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries
  • develop their speaking and listening skills lay the foundations for future study