The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience, and encourages children’s curiosity about language.
French is introduced in the Nursery, and continues throughout the Pre-Prep and Junior School. German and Spanish are introduced in addition to French in Years 5 and 6, and we aim to promote positive attitudes towards language learning in a way that is enjoyable and fun.
Whilst the emphasis is on the spoken language, teachers use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement with MFL, including games, role play, action songs and IT. Some written language is also explored, particularly in Year 6.