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“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” Flora Lewis

 

Learning a language really does have a positive impact our children's learning. It increases their cultural awareness and understanding, improves their speaking and listening skills and reinforces grammatical terminology.

 

Over the course of KS2, the four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning. 

 

We want all pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.

 

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