French at Inspire
At Inspire Academy, we are dedicated to our children, their education and helping them to prepare for the next steps in their school career. Language learning provides an opening for children to increase their understanding of their own language, investigate a new language and to explore other cultures. It also enhances children’s self-confidence and broadens their cultural understanding. The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax and sentence structure, skills which are invaluable in later life.
Studying a modern foreign language helps to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world, a world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Our desire to embed language learning within our curriculum comes from the statutory commitment in the National Curriculum to give every child between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to learn a new language. With millions of speakers worldwide, French is the second most widely spoken and taught language after English.