The learning of a foreign language in primary school provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between the foreign language (in our case French) and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, giving the pupils an insight into their own culture and that of others. The learning of a foreign language also provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
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