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Modern Foreign Languages

The children at our school really enjoy learning a new language. We use language-learning techniques that are great fun, and the children get a real sense of achievement from mastering and using new key phrases

By studying a foreign language, children are given the opportunity not only to learn about other cultures but, more importantly, to communicate with others too. It is also a thoroughly rewarding subject to learn, with less emphasis on the written word and more on practical tasks, such as drama, storytelling, role-play, speaking and listening.

Our chosen modern language at TRPA is French, as our children will continue to learn the language when they move onto their respective middle schools. Learning starts early on, and you can sometimes hear the children in Nursery and Reception counting to 10 in French. The KS1 children answer the register in French and are introduced to greetings and instructions. However, formal French lessons start when the children are in Year 3.

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. The high-quality languages' education that is delivered at TRPA fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.