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Modern Foreign Languages - French

Our MFL Leader is Chris Bresler

Learning a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) enables pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Pupils learn how to employ MFL to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability to communicate in  MFL promotes initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between a foreign language and English.


Throughout Key Stage 2 we teach French once a week. We focus primarily on the use of spoken French, however the children learn to apply their reading, listening and written skills to reinforce their learning. This will prepare them well for their language experiences at secondary school and enable them to appreciate the diversity of language spoken not only throughout their community but throughout the world. We also look at the culture of France and other French speaking countries to develop their understanding of the people and their social conventions.