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Foreign Language

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The Subject Leader for Foreign Language is Mrs. L. Whelan

Foreign Language Statement of Intent

Our intention when teaching French, which is our foreign language of choice, reflects the National Curriculum’s belief that we can liberate our children from insularity and provide an opening to other cultures. We intend to give a language education that will foster our pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. They should be able to express their ideas and thoughts in another language whilst understanding, and responding to, its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We intend to provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. We hope that, by learning a language, our children will be inspired to learn further languages thereby equipping them with the means to widen their horizons, leading, in the future, to study and work in other countries. 

AIMS

At South Hiendley Primary School, we follow the aims of the National Curriculum for languages in that our children are given the opportunities 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 content

 

 


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