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Modern Foreign Languages

Statement of Intent

 

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures.  It is our intention at St. Joseph's to foster pupil's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world enabling pupil's to express their ideas in another language and understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and writing.  We intend to provide opportunities for our children to enjoy reading in another language and to communicate for practical purposes.  Most importantly, our intention is to lay the foundations for study at KS3.

 

The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity; continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
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