The teaching of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) will enable pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Pupils use languages to communicate information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.
It will provide them with the necessary skills to learn how to employ languages to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of languages promotes initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
The curriculum provides relevant and challenging learning to all children. It follows the three principles set out in the inclusion statement:
A. setting suitable learning challenges
B. responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs
C. overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils: