Primary modern languages are stimulating and exciting; extending children‘s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Studying languages provides the ideal opportunity to gain an insight into other cultures and ways of life in order to value differences whilst at the same time breaking down barriers and prejudices in the community.


Teaching of primary modern languages offers opportunities to:

· develop children’s understanding of different cultures;

· promote international links;

· become aware of relationships between languages;

· help children to acquire the necessary skills and confidence to communicate verbally

and non-verbally in a foreign language;

· realise opportunities of working and travelling abroad.


By the end of key stage 2, children should be able to:

· Listen to and understand the main points and some detail from a short spoken

· Give a presentation in a clear, audible voice.

· Converse briefly without prompts.

· Enjoy listening and speaking confidently.

· Read aloud with confidence, enjoyment and expression, in chorus or individually.

· Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage.

· Write several sentences from memory.

· Develop a short text using a model.

· Demonstrate understanding of and respect for cultural diversity.

· Present information about an aspect of another country.

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