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Modern Foreign Languages

“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way.”

Frank Smith

This quote sets up St Chad’s intent towards children developing their engagement and enjoyment of learning languages.  As a school with families from lots of different cultures, speaking many different languages, we feel it is important to celebrate the richness of diversity within our community. We are committed to giving children the opportunity to discover new cultures through the enjoyable experience of learning a foreign language.

Being driven by the school’s vision of ‘Learning to Love, Loving to Learn’, alongside the school’s 5Cs, we want to foster a sense of engagement, curiosity and excitement towards learning different languages and experiencing the different cultures and ways of life of people around the world.  Throughout a child’s time in KS2, they will be taught French within the school curriculum.  We believe that the study of a foreign language helps children develop a sense of cultural pluralism and an openness to, and appreciation of, other cultures. In a globalised world characterised by international links and intercultural connections, linguistic skills will be crucial for the children’s future employment and career, and we feel it is our purpose to begin their journey along this exciting path.

Click on the link below to read our French subject booklet and find out further how French is implemented and assessed within our Connected Curriculum.