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St Clare's Catholic Primary School

With Jesus we learn to love and love to learn


Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)



Why do we teach MfL at St Clare's School? 


At St Clare's, we want our children to develop their linguistic abilities; explore the different sounds that the language has to offer and notice the similarities and differences between their own language and the chosen second language. 

Learning a new language should be seen as a life-long skill that will hopefully broaden cognitive but also physical boudaries; it can open up new avenues of communication and exploration as well as promoting, encouraging and instilling a broader cultural understanding.


Our curriculum is designed  to develop learning through the three pillars of language: phonics, vocabulary and grammar. These are taught through a range of spoken and written activities which the children can fully embrace. We want them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills which enables them to access the wider curriculum and to prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles as adults within a global community. The students will know more, remember more and understand more. As a result, our children will develop the knowledge to be able to communicate in a language other than English.