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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


At Harthill Primary School we make MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) an enjoyable learning experience for our pupils. French is the language currently being learnt from Year 2.

Opportunities for speaking and listening will develop an awareness of other languages and the use of authentic materials will provide an introduction to different cultures. In addition to the French session,  much language learning can be taught informally and incidentally through using the language for real purposes e.g. taking the register, classroom commands, numeracy mental warm-ups, celebrating achievements and birthdays. 


A range of resources are used to teach French, including books, puppets, flashcards, Interactive Whiteboard resources and games. In addition to this, computing is often used as both a teaching and learning tool for languages, where for example, children can create their own interactive language quiz to be played by others.