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Hillbrook Primary School

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French

Learning a modern foreign language is an entitlement for all pupils during their time in Key Stage 2. In order for this to take place, we utilise the skills of a specialist MfL teacher to plan and deliver lessons to all classes from Years 3 to 6.

 

Our main objective is to promote the early development of linguistic competence. To accomplish this, we facilitate the children to:

  • familiarise themselves with the sounds and written form of a modern foreign language;
  • develop particular language-learning skills;
  • begin to understand a new language, and communicate in it;
  • make comparisons between languages;
  • learn about different countries and their people, and work with materials from different countries and communities, thus increasing their awareness of other cultures;
  • develop a positive attitude towards the learning of foreign languages in general;
  • use their knowledge of the foreign language with growing confidence, both to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves in speech and writing;
  • acquire, through all of the above, a sound basis for further study at Key Stage 3 and beyond.

 Useful Links

General help - Pronunciation

Help with pronunciation – many languages available

http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html

Guide to pronunciation in French and Spanish for children and teachers!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/sounds/

 

Resources, ideas and activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/

http://www.primarylanguages.org.uk/home.aspx

http://languageangels.com/

http://rigolo.lgfl.org.uk/