Modern Foreign Language
Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages at Gorsemoor
It is our belief, that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning. We believe Spanish achieves this purpose by developing communications skills and improves their knowledge of the complexity of language, using key skills of speaking, listening and understanding. In Spanish lessons all children are encouraged to participate actively and perform with their peers, in mixed age year groups, which develops self-confidence and encourages positive attitudes. We believe the learning of languages should be fun and rewarding for all children. The curriculum is delivered through a range of games, videos, songs and activities, allowing the children to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and responding.
Cross curricular links are established as children learn that there is a whole world out there full of traditions, culture and interesting things for them to discover, for example, the different countries around the world where Spanish is spoken.
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way,” Frank Smith
“For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change,” Ingrid Bengis
“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it,” Ralph Waldo Emerson