Modern Foreign Languages
Curriculum Intent- MFL
At Willen, we aim to offer a high-quality languages education that fosters pupils’ cultural awareness, and deepens their understanding of the world. We see an interest in the study of languages as a key life skill providing pupils with insights into their own language and an understanding in communication. The curriculum, focusing mainly on French to enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language, gives pupils the ability and confidence to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Weekly MFL lessons in all KS2 year groups build and consolidate language skills and vocabulary through engaging, relevant topics and famous French people to provide a solid foundation of language learning. The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. We aim to inspire curiosity and confidence so that pupils go on to explore other countries, cultures and languages. We intend to motivate children to continue their language studies throughout their education, valuing the skill of being able to communicate effectively in our multi-cultural world.