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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in the Junior School consist of weekly lessons in French and Mandarin. In Year 1 and Year 2, pupils learn to greet each other and to communicate using songs, rhymes and role plays.

The emphasis throughout is on promoting self-confidence when speaking, listening and reading in a foreign language. Writing skills are built up progressively as the children move through the Junior School MFL curriculum.

During the Summer Term of Year 5, pupils enjoy a five day residential visit to France, where they are immersed in the French language and culture. A visit to a French school enables them to put their language skills to use in an informal and sociable environment.

Additional languages, such as Italian and Spanish, may be offered as extracurricular clubs.