Modern Foreign Languages

Vision Statement for Modern Foreign Languages (French) 

At St Thomas’, we aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it. Our MFL curriculum is accessible to all and gives our pupils an insight into other cultures. We believe in fostering our pupils’ curiosity and love of languages and aim to provide them with a multi-cultural richness and a deeper understanding of the world they live in and their place in it. Introducing our pupils to MFL through French provides them with a springboard to learning other languages, while being fun and engaging.

Modern Foreign Languages is the development of children’s linguistic competence and at St Thomas’ we see it as a life-long skill. Learning a language opens up avenues of communication and exploration as well as promoting, encouraging and instilling a broader cultural understanding. Our pupils are encouraged to engage with the MFL curriculum through memorable experiences such as games, songs, stories and role play. We want our pupils to leave St Thomas’ as enthusiastic, independent language learners.

 St Thomas’ linguists become enthusiastic, curious and independent thinkers through developing and feeding their curiosity about modern foreign languages and other cultures that make up our world. They become motivated, reflective and resilient learners through developing their ability to read, write and speak French. They become tolerant and responsible citizens through developing their appreciation of how others live and by learning in more depth about other cultures and languages other than our own. 

We grow together in French, by:

  • Building confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
  • Developing our fluency in reading and writing a modern foreign language.
  • Developing a strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
  • Fostering a passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.
  • Developing the ability to use language creatively and spontaneously.

As linguists, we aim to follow our school’s curriculum vision in order to 
Be Curious, Be Knowledgeable, Be Creative, Be Compassionate,
Be Reflective, Be Courageous. 

Growing together through faith in Jesus Christ, ‘Let all you do be done in love.’

(1 Corinthians 16)


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