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At Poulton Lancelyn, we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all of our pupils. It is our aim to provide all of our children with a high quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures.

Our MFL curriculum contributes to our British Values, developing mutual respect and tolerance for others, enabling all children to feel confident when engaging in challenging vocabulary and conversations in another language. Through language learning, we aim to help our children to develop communication skills, including skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing through exposure to authentic sources. The children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed and extended within our lively, engaging and interactive lessons encompassing a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities.

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to cultures, giving children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. When teaching MFL, children’s cultural capital is enhanced by teaching a widely spoken language, enabling children to have a knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity between cultures by exposing the children to different cultures and beliefs and celebrating different events.

We aim to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, giving children a lifelong love of languages. In Key Stage Two, the linguistic skills gained in one language, will assist and lay foundations for further language learning at secondary school.