Modern Foreign Languages




Intercultural Understanding

Age 7-8

Listen and respond to simple rhymes, stories and songs.

Recognise and respond to sound patterns and words.

Perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences.

Listen attentively and understand instructions, everyday classroom language and praise words.

Recognise some familiar words in written form.

Make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings, and read aloud familiar words.

Experiment with the writing of simple words.

Learn about the different languages spoken by children in the school.

Locate country/countries where the language to be studied is spoken.

Identify social conventions at home and in other cultures.

Make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken.

Age 8-9

Memorise and present a short spoken text

Listen for specific words and phrases

Listen for sounds, rhyme and rhythm

Ask and answer questions on several topics

Read and understand a range of familiar written phrases

Follow a short familiar text, listening and reading at the same time

Read some familiar words and phrases aloud and pronounce them accurately

Write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory

Learn about festivals and celebrations in different cultures

Know about some aspects of everyday life and compare them to their own

Compare traditional stories

Learn about ways of travelling to the country/countries

Age 9-10

Prepare and practise a simple conversation, re-using familiar vocabulary and structures in new contexts.

Understand and express simple opinions.

Listen attentively and understand more complex phrases and sentences.

Prepare a short presentation on a familiar topic.

Re-read frequently a variety of short texts.

Make simple sentences and short texts.

Look at further aspects of their everyday lives from the perspective of someone from another country.

Recognise similarities and differences between places.

Compare symbols, objects or products which represent their own culture with those of another country .

Age 10-11

Understand the main points and simple opinions in a spoken story, song or passage

Perform to an audience

Understand longer and more complex phrases or sentences

Use spoken language confidently to initiate and sustain conversations and to tell stories

Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage

Identify different text types and read short, authentic texts for enjoyment or information

Match sound to sentences and paragraphs

Write sentences on a range of topics using a model

Compare attitudes towards aspects of everyday life

Recognise and understand some of the differences between people

Present information about an aspect of culture

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