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Modern Foreign Languages

MFL Curriculum Intent

Our MFL Co-ordinator is Miss Wilde


The engagement and learning of a foreign language is an increasingly vital aspect of modern society, as our world continues to change with different cultures infusing and combining all around us. The effect of the skills needed to learn foreign languages is therefore hugely important. The study of foreign languages not only provides such skills, but also nurtures the understanding and compassion that students have for people of other cultures.



The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.



It is our intent at Arundale Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is Spanish throughout Years 3 - 6 by our amazing teachers using our MFL scheme, Primary Languages Network. However, we encourage Foundation - Year 2 to incorporate Spanish in the children's day at school, such as the register in Spanish or interactive games. This is important to get them ready for learning MFL in Year 3. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written Spanish, confidence to speak in Spanish with others to get them ready for KS3 where they will learn more Foreign Languages.