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Modern and Foreign Languages at Millbrook

Intent for MFL

Our intention is for children to develop an interest in learning other languages and embrace other cultures. The introduction of another language in an enjoyable and stimulating way, encourages confidence and creative skills. We will also aim to develop an awareness of the structure of a foreign language through developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Modern Foreign Language (MFL) 

At Millbrook Primary School our choice of foreign language is Mandarin. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to acquire understanding in a modern foreign language. They will be taught a measure of fluency in the language, communication and pronunciations. They will also be taught how to engage in short and long conversation with their peers and other partner schools.How we teach MFL

How we teach MFL

Every class in KS2 have an hour lesson of Mandarin every week. This lesson is taught by our Mandarin teachers. We follow a programme of study which is in line with the National Curriculum.

Children are given the opportunity to engage in practical learning using concrete resources. They are encouraged to express their language acquisition among themselves.

How we know your child is succeeding


Children’s success can be measured through:

  • Learning Outcome Achieved
  • Fluency in language
  • Stage 1 and 2  YCT
  • Awareness of Chinese culture and heritage
  • Motivated to learn outside school