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MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages and further widen pupils’ understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the world that they live in.

In line with the National Curriculum, the principal aims of MFL at Brabourne are to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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
  • can 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

To learn more about our MFL curriculum, please see:

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