Languages

INTENT

Our intent when learning a foreign language is that we provide an opening to other cultures. We intend to inspire our learners to be passionate about languages other than English. We aim to lay the foundations for the future learning of language.

IMPLEMENTATION

Language learning at Brookmead helps pupils develop their skills in listening carefully and critically, in inferring meaning and making connections, e.g. where words share common origins.

At Brookmead School we teach French as our focus MFL. Learners are exposed to other languages through the celebration of langauges that members of our community speak as a first language and through other opportunities such as theme days and a focus on greetings in a language other than English.

We have a clear and consistent progressive approach to the teaching of French at Brookmead through our overview, progression in skills and use of resources.

Our overview and progression in skills can be found below.

IMPACT

Determination

Commitment & enthusiasm

Caring for others

Confidence & self-belief

Independence

Teamwork & cooperation

Honesty & fair play

Showing respect

Encouraging & supporting others

Taking pride in our learning

Being positive & ready to learn


BRINGING LEARNING TO LIFE AND LIFE TO LEARNING

In addition:

  • Learners will be able to communicate with each other in French

  • Learners will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.

  • Learners will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the French culture

  • Learners will transfer their MFL knowledge to their secondary teaching and learning experience


MFL Overview.pdf
MFL progression in skills.pdf