Children at Church Langton start to learn Spanish in Foundation Stage at the age of 4, continuing all the way through key stage one. In Years 3–6 the children then start to learn French. These lessons are delivered by our specialist language staff.
Our philosophy is to provide the children with fun, lively lessons where they can learn in a positive and enthusiastic environment. The aim is to engender an excitement through exploring language which will lead to the children wishing to continue with their languages studies as they move beyond Church Langton.
In the lower part of the school the emphasis is on speaking, playing games, singing songs and reading short simple stories. In Year 6 the children have the opportunity to take part in a French Speaking Competition as part of our membership in the South Leicestershire Collaborative Partnership..
Within our school we embrace the languages that our pupils speak at home. Classes have undertaken heritage projects linked to the backgrounds of pupils in the school as part of our global learning work.
In addition we organise additional language based learning experiences. Japanese has been our main focus in recent years with a Japanese day involving other schools, a trip to the Japanese embassy in London and the teaching of Taiko Drumming for the year five pupils.