Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.
A high-quality languages education will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.
The teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It will provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. French teaching also provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. This is a skill that is increasingly important to employers as we become global citizens.