Modern Foreign Language
At Harris primary Academy Orpington, we believe that learning a foreign language provides an opening into other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We challenge students to consider their own identity and place in the world and to appreciate and empathise with different ways of seeing the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.