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St James' CE

Junior School

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Modern Foreign Language - French

MFL French - Curriculum Information



At St James’ we believe that the teaching of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. The focus language taught in school is French and we use the Kapow Scheme of Learning across all year groups.



•  To foster an interest in language learning by introducing children to another language in

    a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils;

•  To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and creativity in

    experimenting with it;

•  To support oracy and literacy, and in particular develop speaking and listening skills;

•  To help children develop their awareness of cultural similarities and differences;

•  To lay the foundations for future language study by pupils;

•  To give an extra dimension to teaching and learning across the curriculum.




All children in school have access to Duolingo.  This web-based app is accessed using their own iPad and provides the pupils with extra opportunities to repeat their vocabulary skills.