Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high quality language education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.’ (The National Curriculum)
How We Teach Polish
At The Abbey Catholic Primary School – pupils are taught Polish by a native Polish speaker who has expert knowledge.
Polish is now the most commonly spoken non-native language in England and Wales. According to census data released by the Office for National Statistics more then half a milion people now speak Polish as their first language. The decision to choose Polish as our modern foreign language is unique to our context and reflects the changing nature of the United Kingdom.
We want to motivate our pupils to take an active part in lessons and use their new skills proudly and confidently. The Polish curriculum is presented in an exciting and creative way and and ensure that pupils:
- Understand and respond to spoken language (pupils are given lots of opportunity in lessons to verbally practice their Polish);
- Write at various lengths in Polish for different audiences;
- Discover and develop an appreciation of range of writing in Polish.