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Intent

 

Our aim, which is at the heart of the programme of study for KS2, is to develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to other languages and language learning. We hope to encourage a life-long learning of languages among our pupils in order to enhance their understanding of the world and their future economic well-being. Our main objective in the teaching of a modern foreign language at primary school is to promote the early

development of linguistic competence and an understanding of other cultures. We believe that to accomplish this, we should help the children to do all of the following:

• familiarise themselves with the sounds and written form of a modern foreign language;

• 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 different ways;

• acquire, through all of the above, a sound basis for further study at Key Stage 3 and beyond.

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