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MFL (Modern foreign languages)

Skills Progression


By the time pupils leave Crossley Fields, they will have learnt the value of learning of a foreign language and that this is a valuable educational, social and cultural experience. They will understand that it helps to build up their self-confidence and broadens their cultural horizons. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between English and French. This can improve their level of competence in English. 

Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects. Pupils who learn a modern foreign language also see benefits in terms of gains in speaking and listening skills and an enthusiasm for new forms of learning. All pupils can enjoy learning a MFL and feel included.  

The aims and objectives of learning a MFL at Crossley Fields: 

Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources 

Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation 

Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt 

Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied