A high-quality language education foster pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It will enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and in writing. It will provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Modern Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
At Nethersole Church Primary Academy we endeavour to develop a love of languages through the teaching of a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) in a fun and enjoyable way. We have chosen to teach as our MFL. This is to ensure pupils have a solid foundation in the subject before moving into the next phase of their education. Languages are a vital part to ensuring that pupils are prepared for the world around them. We believe in providing our pupils with an international dimension to their learning which enables them to learn about different countries and cultures and empowers them to see the world as responsible global citizens. Learning another language prepares our children for life in modern Britain; in which work and activities increasingly involve using languages other than English. We aim to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of both the world around them and their own language and allowing the children to ‘let their light shine’ Matthew 5:16.