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Modern Foreign Languages


At Cranham, the intention of our language curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. To teach children to love, learn and live as global citizens in an ever-changing world. We aim to develop a greater understanding of the global world and different cultures whilst building a fascination with exploring and learning new words. We aim to inspire our budding linguists to develop self-confidence and be brave enough to communicate in another language, respect and understand other cultures and celebrate diversity.


Our aim is that children will appreciate the structure of a new language, making comparisons to their own. Be innovative in communicating to others.


Learning a language enriches the curriculum helping to create enthusiastic learners, develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life and is a necessary part of being a member of a multicultural society by providing an opening to developing an awareness of other cultures. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its and other cultures in an enjoyable and stimulating way. It should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, look at how other cultures have left a legacy for us, to be able to explore different lifestyles, beliefs and social norms. Discover and interpret how different cultures live around the world to appreciate equality, inequality, inclusion, sustainability and global citizenship. Study authentic materials to appreciate cultural diversity and in turn leave our learners with a legacy for the future in an ever-changing world We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Explore grammar in order to express themselves confidently in a different language and apply these grammar rules to ensure accuracy in speaking and writing.  Gain the knowledge, confidence, proficiency, and skill to communicate in a different language.  The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing