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Languages at Woodside We want our children to develop an interest in other languages and cultures. We know that by learning another language our children are developing transferable knowledge, understanding and skills including listening, observing, problem-solving, and the ability to express ideas, thoughts and feelings clearly making Woodside children flexible learners. Learning another language gives our children the key to personal enrichment as well as options for future careers world-wide. In line with the National Curriculum for languages, our intent is that all children:

  • 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

Characteristics of a linguist

  • An interest in and commitment to languages and how language families connect
  • An ability to express thoughts, feelings and ideas confidently and clearly
  • Confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation
  • Fluent and imaginative is reading and writing
  • A strong awareness and interest in other cultures and countries
  • An ability to work and study independently as well with others, drawing upon a range of resources

Aspirations for the future Careers, hobbies and interests

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Hotel manager
  • Pilot
  • Aircraft tester
  • Teacher
  • Tourism manager

How we teach French at Woodside This has been developed with reflection upon the National Curriculum (2014) and LanguageNut