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MFL

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Intent

It is our intent at West Wycombe School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages.  It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

Implementation

Our MFL curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. French afternoons allow children to progressively develop language skills and acquire new language which they can use and apply in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. We are looking to build upon introducing a 'French Day' for the whole school. 

Impact

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

These are as follows:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

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Useful Links

https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories/

French story videos told by a native French speaker (with English subtitles)

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