Here at Birchensale Middle School our aim is to give all our pupils a positive and rewarding experience of language learning.
The new National Curriculum states that teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas in another language and to respond to its speakers in speech and in writing. In addition, pupils will receive opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. Finally, learning a foreign language enhances pupils’ understanding of their own language.