Languages allow us to communicate with the world around us. They allow us to appreciate a diverse and enriching society across the globe. They equip us with the tools to express our thoughts, feelings and opinions, and to open our minds to the imagination, creativity and culture of others.
At The County High School, Leftwich, the MFL Curriculum is an opportunity for and expectation of all students to extend their cultural knowledge and awareness so that if they have opportunities beyond the timetable, with a variety of people in a variety of situations such as ordering food in a restaurant and café or discussing personal interests, likes and dislikes. It is the MFL department’s intention to create confident language learners who are ready for the 21st century with the challenges of a new and independent Great Britain.
In MFL lessons, inclusion, diversity and equality is at the very heart of what we teach and encourages respect for other cultures. We embrace and celebrate differences and respect others.
The MFL curriculum has a focus on developing students’:
- Comprehension and command of the language they are learning so that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need in order to use their language skills later in life to communicate with others and appreciate cultural differences.
- Character, encouraging awareness and appreciation of other communities and cultures and that they are prepared to use their skills in a variety of situations.
- Creativity and imagination, by encouraging them to recycle language learned for new purposes and situations whilst developing confidence working with others stimulating an appreciation of communication with people from other backgrounds across the globe.
Students will develop skills to communicate in the target language. Students will gain an understanding of the relevance of acceptance of other cultures and how it influences all aspects of everyday life. They will gain an understanding of cultural difference and diversity and the curriculum is designed to enhance curiosity, wonder and to gain an understanding of the world around them. After all, the students are our future linguists, diplomats and country leaders.
Teachers are challenged to deliver engaging, enjoyable and challenging lessons. Lessons are sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on prior knowledge and towards ultimately success in their GCSE exams