The aims of MFL teaching at Linthwaite Ardron


At Linthwaite Ardron, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are often carried out in languages other than English.

 We hope to provide opportunities for children to:

  • Develop a positive attitude to language learning and the confidence to learn languages in the future.
  • Develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning.
  • Develop linguistic competence, learn the intricacies of how language works and explore differences and similarities between the target language and English.
  • Enhance their awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduce an international dimension to their learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others.
  • To provide a medium for cross‐curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
  • Explore and embrace social and cultural differences, including Bastille Day celebrations.

French is the primary foreign language we teach. We use the ilanguages scheme to deliver our French curriculum in Key Stage 2, which we hope helps to bring language learning alive and motivates all learners. The scheme promotes active learning and independent thinking, encouraging the children to have an active engagement in the primary language through stories, games, role play and songs. French is taught on a weekly basis throughout Key Stage 2. Our current Year 3 and Year 5 classes also receive one lesson every fortnight delivered by Caroline Carr, a specialist French teacher at Colne Valley High School.

Children enjoying Bastille day celebrations playing petanque, French playground games and tasting some French food!