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Modern Foreign Languages at Woodthorne


Whole school definition

The acquisition of a non-native language primarily for communication purposes and to deepen an understanding of cultures different to our own.

Why study Modern Foreign Languages?

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. It provides children with opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, deepens their understanding of their mother tongue and equips pupils to study and work in other countries.

MFL at Woodthorne Rationale

At Woodthorne, we use Language Angels to support our teaching of Modern Foreign Languages; where we teach French.  Lessons are taught through a complete suite of teaching resources whether catering for KS1 or KS2 children.  Interactive teaching materials are used for all lessons, covering a wide variety of topics (including cross-curricular topics) with all instances of the foreign language pre-recorded using a native speaker and fully controlled by the teacher.  This supports our teachers to use the correct pronunciations.  An experienced team of foreign language teaching specialists and linguists have spent thousands of hours over many years creating, testing and refining lessons and resources to support our teachers to deliver high quality lessons each and every time.


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Cultural Capital Development Opportunities

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Early Years' link to MFL

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MFL Overview

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