Being a Linguist
Modern Foreign Languages
Intent, Implementation, Impact
At Pitton, the intention of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of modern foreign language and the understanding of culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills using Curious Linguists to deliver our lessons. These ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary organized around topics. They ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied.
KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when studying another country.
Teachers assess throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’. This helps teachers plan for future lessons.