School Values in Languages
Individual and unique:
Each student is taught and encouraged to develop the skills to be able to communicate in the target language, using their own strategies.
To be inquisitive about the language and the culture, in order to learn about different ways of life, as well as learning and understanding the mechanics of language. Use of target language to encourage self-expression and creativity, eg puppet theatre, poems and role play etc.
Modern foreign language strongly supports the school numeracy and literacy policy through the teaching of grammar, and a range of skills to support our students in accessing a range of texts, from authentic poems and letters, to short films or purpose built passages. There is explicit and regular reinforcement of English within the context of our common European linguistic heritage.
Key points in the school year, for example Christmas and Easter, highlight the way other Christian cultures celebrate these events. The use of authentic material and video to highlight cultural commonalities and differences. Xenophobic concepts tackled in lessons such as "why don't they all speak English?"
L - Learns through interaction with others
I - Imagines, creates and plays with language
N - Never worries about mistakes; is confident and takes risks
G - Gets pleasure from using language; enthuses about it
U - Uses every opportunity to express new ideas
I - Internationally aware and explores other cultures
S - Shows passion and curiosity for languages
T - Tenacious
And that is all of us!