Modern Foreign Languages
MFL is memorable at Wyborne.
At Wyborne our vision for pupils is to learn a modern foreign language in a stimulating and memorable way. The opportunity to learn a modern foreign language is an integral part of Wyborne’s curriculum. We believe it fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world and different cultures. As the opening statement of the Languages Programme of Study puts it: “Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.” This has never been more crucial.
Language learning is not only about developing competence in another language, but also about the broader curriculum that we offer. It’s about children exploring and developing an international outlook and understanding of the world and their place within it.
Learning another language is full of rich opportunities to develop pupils spiritual, moral and cultural experiences. Videos, songs, rhymes and stories all enrich pupils’ experience with cultural insight into other people’s lives. Pupils will be given the opportunities to try out aspects of another culture, such as food, clothes, celebrations, trips and visits or visitors. This will build a positive understanding of key features of personal and national identity, values and beliefs.
In addition, learning a language equips pupils to express themselves in new ways. This develops their immediate sense of belonging to the wider world which prepares them for future opportunities in the modern life. It also enables children to develop an understanding and respect for diversity and removes barriers between cultures.
Ciara O’Sullivan – MFL Subject Lead
Please click here to view the MFL Intent document.