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Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages Department Curriculum Intent

The intent of the MFL curriculum at Sacred Heart is to ensure that all pupils can:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic & non-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
  • write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learned
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing/films in the language studied
  • have the opportunity to take part in a language-related school journey, or correspondence project with a school abroad

These skills and experiences are important because learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. It fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. They are enabled to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Language-learning provides them with opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and appreciate great literature/films in the original language. It also lays the foundation for learning further languages, thus equipping them to study and work in other countries.

Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Map

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