At Langdale Primary School we endorse the Government’s commitment to increasing the nation’s languages capability, set out under the guidelines of the New National Curriculum. The cornerstone of the Languages Curriculum is to enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and writing. Teaching a Modern Foreign Language should also provide opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and to also open up different paths to learn a multitude of languages. From September 2014, MFL became a compulsory subject for all children in Key Stage 2. Every child is entitled to a minimum of 1 hour first quality teaching of MFL per week. In Upper Key Stage 2, there is now more emphasis on reading and writing becoming a compulsory measure to be taught in MFL lessons.
At Langdale, our primary MFL is French.