Modern Foreign Languages

Engaging, exciting and empowering lifelong learners through a creative, mastery-based curriculum

Our curriculum is centred around developing the whole child: from their head, to their heart, to their hand.

Curriculum Intent: Languages

The intent of East Farleigh Primary School is to raise the quality and consistency of the teaching of language, so that pupils' enjoyment, engagement and competency are raised through a progressive and inclusive curriculum. Children will become proficient linguists in both the spoken and written language to enable them to utilise their learning fluently outside of the classroom setting. Languages will become an integral part of day to day routine to enable children to become competent, resilient and have a passion for languages.

The characteristics of a linguist at East Farleigh:

• 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 language is spoken.

• A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.

• The ability to use language creatively and spontaneously.

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

Exciting introductions

From September 2020 Mrs Long will be teaching Spanish to all children in KS2 and also running a lunchtime Spanish club.

Hola, I’m Mrs Long.

I shall tell you a little bit about myself.

I was born in Colombia, South America, hence my native language is Spanish. I live with my husband and two children; we love traveling and learning about other cultures.

One of my passions is to enable students of all ages to learn a second language. To embrace the benefits of communicating in a different language such as increased confidence and desire for learning new things.

I’m absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to share my linguistic skills to guide our wonderful East Farleigh students along their language learning journey. I’m looking forward to having lots of fun ( and teaching) and discovering ways of communicating using basic, every day Spanish vocabulary.

Students will learn to:

  • Introduce themselves
  • Describe school related objects.
  • Describe members of their family.
  • Use number and colours
  • Ask for a drink and something to eat at a cafe/ restaurant

And lots more...

We aim to instil enough confidence in all our children and teachers to be able to incorporate Spanish as part of our daily school routine; greeting and using common commands in the classroom.

Please, support your children at home as much as you can by listening when they’re practicing and playing appropriate YouTube clips te reinforce what they have been learning.

We will also facilitate parents workshop to share with you the language skills that your children have been developing and to encourage parents to try it for themselves.

Learning along with our children is great fun!

Hasta pronto amigos.

What do our pupils think?

Aspirations for the future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. Here are some of the jobs they could aspire to do in the future as a Linguist:

  • Languages teacher
  • Translator/ Interpreter
  • Forensic Linguist
  • Lexicographer
  • Speech therapist
  • Attractions manager

For more careers, please visit First Careers