MFL - French

Vision for MFL 
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. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Essential Characteristics for French

The confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation

Fluency in reading

Fluency and imagination in writing

A strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the languages is spoken

A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject

The ability to use languages and a commitment to the subject

The ability to use languages creatively and spontaneously

An independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources


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