Whitefriars Curriculum

Modern Foreign Languages

The pupils will foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through language learning. Pupils will learn to express their ideas and thoughts in other languages. Pupils will also learn how to communicate for practical purposes and explore a variety of sources of authentic materials.

The pupils will learn key grammar and vocabulary in other languages. They will listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information, respond appropriately and transcribe words and short sentences that they hear.

The pupils will learn to speak coherently and confidently in other languages with increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation. They will learn to cope with unfamiliar language and respond to speakers of the language. They will develop their writing skills and be able to write at varying length for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures they have learnt. They will learn to discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

They will also learn to read literacy texts which include stories, songs, poems, and letters. Pupils will watch foreign films and learn to decipher them. They will learn a lot about cultural aspects from a variety of countries which speak that language.