“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.”

Chinese Proverb


At Charlton Primary school pupils are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage confidence and creative skills; and strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We help them develop an awareness of cultural differences through the study of language and other countries.


Skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing enable pupils to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. These skills are embedded within a well-structured curriculum.

The teaching of French at Charlton provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for pupils, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning through life. Our French curriculum is designed to progressively develop pupil’s skills acquisition, and their ability to use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Pupils are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, pupils record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.


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