Modern Foreign Languages
‘Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom’ Roger Bacon- Philosopher
The National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all pupils: understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. ... discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Modern Foreign Languages is a requirement in the National Curriculum from Key Stage Two. We have chosen French to be the main language to learn. At Tilston School we do however introduce words, greetings and numbers in Key Stage one and have offered a French Conversation Club to give the children chance to develop confidence and experience the language verbally from an early age.
Children are encouraged to develop their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world we live in. The teaching should develop an understanding of what they hear and read, and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences between French and English. This in turn should give them a grounding to learn further languages and help to equip them to study and work in other countries if they wish.
‘A different language is a different vision of life’. Federico Fellini