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Modern Languages

 

Acts 2: 1-4 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

 

The MFL Department promotes the power of God’s world by: Promoting tolerance regardless of race, language, gender and religion. Developing and understanding other cultures. Helping pupils to understand and appreciate the diversity of the world God created.

Curriculum Intent Statement

The Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum here at St. Anne’s provides pupils, regardless of their starting ability, the opportunity to discover more about a foreign language, developing their desire and ability to communicate with and understand speakers in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes. Our focus on depth as well as breadth stretches our pupils and accelerates their progress over their learning journey.

 

From the very beginning out pupils are being exposed to a concept that many of them have not learnt before – a foreign language. Here, we will encourage them to reset any barriers to learning in subjects from primary school and through Our Human Potential, help them recognise that they are not limited in what they can achieve. Through our MFL journey, pupils will develop new interests and hobbies and will gain a further understanding of their own Identity. Through our wide variety of topics, our pupils will encounter a number of different beliefs, values and attitudes in addition to how to accept, respect and appreciate the differences in others.

 

Our MFL curriculum will broaden horizons, develop cultural knowledge and understanding and foster transferable skills such as confidence, problem solving and creativity, making our pupils tolerant and developed individuals. This is embedded with our desire to create a greater sense of responsibility to our pupils and the recognition that gaining a good education will allow them to lead independent, successful and purposeful lives.

Enrichment

In terms of enrichment in MFL, our department provide a variety of events such as:

  • European Day of Languages (26th September)
  • Day of the Dead (1st November)
  • Cross-curricular educational trips to France and Spain
  • Euro Master Chef Competition
  • Francovision/Spanglovision Song Contest
  • French/Spanish Escape Rooms
  • Bastille Day Celebrations (14th July)
  • Day trip to Europcenter (French village near London)
  • Weekend French/Spanish themed festival in school
  • University trips