Being prepared for life as a global citizen is becoming increasingly important for our children. At Brixworth, our modern foreign languages provision aims to start to equip our children with the skills they will need to live and work in an international arena, as well as celebrate the joy that being a global citizen brings with it.
Our languages curriculum focuses on developing the skills needed to build capacity for learning languages in general, through the medium of French. Children learn about phonics, grammar and general communication skills, such as intonation, gesture and body language. Our teaching focuses on language learning skills and knowledge about language, teaching our children to be language “detectives” and better learners.
We celebrate the languages some of our children already know, whether through home languages, experiences of languages earlier in their education or through extra-curricular activities and help them to see themselves not just as French speakers, but as linguists.
We also not only learn about differences between cultures but similarities too and most importantly, that learning languages is great fun!