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Languages Statement of INTENT 

At Brinscall St John’s, we recognise that learning a foreign language fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding and knowledge of God’s diverse World around us. 

Our languages curriculum provides an exciting opening to another culture. It is rich in opportunities where children can demonstrate their understanding and appreciation through practical and written communication. 

It is our intention that the enjoyment and confidence gained here from language learning and cultural experiences will continue well into the future.  

Our intent is understood and shared by all stakeholders and is evident in the children’s enthusiasm for language learning, their knowledge, interest and awareness of the world around them.     


The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the 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 target language and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. As pupils begin to understand and appreciate different cultures, people and communities, they too begin to think of themselves as citizens of the world as well as of the United Kingdom. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.