Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. High-Quality language education should encourage students’ curiosity and expand their understanding of the world. How we teach foreign languages here at Foxford should enable students to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in written word. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate in practical situations and learn new ways of thinking. Gaining a qualification in a foreign language could open the door to further languages and the possibility to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learned
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Director of Teaching and Learning: Miss S. Wardle
Mrs. E. Bains
Ms. A. Salvia