Modern Foreign Language
At The Colleton, we see our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL ) lessons as an opportunity to develop a thirst for exploring our languages and cultures. We aim to introduce the learning of a foreign language in a relaxed and enjoyable way in our Foundation stage, building up to more structured learning in Key Stage 2. We embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing into our lessons. We introduce the children to a range of cultures within the context of language learning to lay the foundations for a love of future language acquisition.
Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop language skills. We do this through the teaching of two foreign languages: French and Spanish. We focus on the acquisition skills required to learn a language as opposed to the content of a language. All KS2 children are taught either French or Spanish termly by an experienced teacher in themed weekly blocks. By the time they start secondary school our children will have developed the skills to learn any language they need or desire to in their adult life.