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Modern Foreign Languages

At Bolder Academy, our MFL curriculum is designed to develop our students into kind, strong, brave young adults where a Bolder future awaits.

Modern Foreign Languages at Bolder 

At Bolder Academy, our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) curriculum is designed to develop our students into kind, strong, brave young adults where a Bolder future awaits. 

The aims of the Languages Curriculum 

The aims of the Languages curriculum are to create Global Citizens who exhibit: 

  1. Fluency: the ability to confidently communicate about and understand a range of topics in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. 
  2. Confidence and passion for language learning. 
  3. Knowledge and appreciation of the variety of cultures across target language countries.  

How we deliver Languages 

Bolder Academy follows the national curriculum and has adopted a mastery approach in the learning of languages. 

Students are taught: 

  • Spanish or French. They also have the opportunity to study Arabic and Korean. 
  • Linguistic competencies through speaking, listening, reading and writing. 
  • How to communicate with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity. 
  • Grammar and vocabulary – tenses, structures, accurate spelling and punctuation. 
  • The foundations for learning further languages, equipping them to study and work in other countries. 

It is recognised that students will arrive at Bolder having studied a variety of languages at different levels, and teaching is adapted accordingly. 

Our Intended Impact in Languages 

We will know if we have been successful when our students live and breathe our three core values within the Academy and beyond. When they demonstrate: 

  • Kindness: By showing respect for different cultures and diversity through an appreciation for the languages studied. 

  • Strength: By developing subject-specific knowledge in order to communicate fluently in different languages, opening doors to different ways of thinking. 

  • Bravery: By developing transferrable skills such as resilience, tolerance and eloquence. 

Equally we want to prepare students effectively for the current and next stage in their learning, whether this be GCSE or A Level examination, university study or the world of work.