Why do we teach MfL at Mersea Island School?
A l'école de Mersea, les langues sont importantes.
At Mersea Island School, we want our children to develop their linguistic competence; 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; 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 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.
Curriculum Overview and Progression
In this video, the children are giving their opinion about a range of hobbies, expressing their views with confidence and determination- their pronunciation and intonation are simply outstanding.