Early language initiative – Primary school UK: Case study on early language learning at Primary level (French)

Author(s): European Schoolnet
Institution/Organisation: Malorees Junior, London (UK)


The main language of tuition in this school is English, while the languages spoken by the pupils include Arabic, Gujurati, Chinese, Ethiopian, Spanish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese,  Romanian, among others. The other language taught in the school is French, which is taught at beginner level from year 3.  All the pupils learn French at this point within the curriculum. They average class size in 30 and the age of the pupils is from 7 to 11 years. Extensive us is made of the BBC language website using computers and interactive whiteboards in the classrooms. Following the objectives set out in the Framework for Languages, the guidance sent out by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the school hopes that it will be able to enhance many different areas of the curriculum.

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