Modern Foreign Languages
"A different language is a different vision of life."
There are many advantages of children learning a foreign language. Most importantly, it is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden their view of the world as well as providing them with a deeper understanding and respect for other cultures, people, their ideas and ways of thinking. Learning a language can also increase a child's self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience and tolerance and can provide them with fantastic opportunties in an increasingly globalised market.
Last year, Burt travelled to France as part of the Erasmus + scheme. He travelled to Carcassonne with Mrs Gum and Miss Howard to upskill his French language! He took part in cultural activities and visited a French school.
We are looking forward to sending some more of our St Joseph's staff on the Erasmus + scheme to help upskill as many teachers as possible!
We have been excited to plan our first trip to France with the children in KS2! Unfortunately, we haven't managed to fulfil that plan this year, but we are hoping that in 2021/22 this can go ahead to provide amazing learning and cultural opportunities for our children!
If you would like to find out more about how French is taught at St Joseph's, please refer to our MFL policy.