VISION FOR MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT BELL FARM
At Bell Farm, we believe that learning different languages helps children to see themselves as global citizens. It creates a love of language and interest in other cultures and therefore opens up children’s minds to the diversity of the world in which we live. In addition to this, MFL provides children with future opportunities for travel and employment.
MFL is taught in a fun, engaging and interactive way, encouraging children to ‘have a go’ and learn whilst having fun. MFL is taught throughout Key Stage 2, in weekly sessions using computer-based software called Rigolo. In addition to this, visiting workshops provide children with engaging and inspirational opportunities to experience a new language. We also utilise connections at our local secondary school to provide further opportunities.
Teaching MFL provides opportunities for inclusivity, to allow children who speak a second language to share their knowledge and to celebrate the richness of language in our community and beyond.