Modern Foreign Languages

“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.  A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.”  (NC 2014)

The aim of MFL teaching here at St. Matthew's is to provide a range of opportunities to support our pupils’ early development of the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens.  We want to enable our pupils to begin to appreciate the linguistic and cultural diversity of the world in which we live.

We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening; it also extends their knowledge about how language works.

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