Curriculum Overarching Intent

Learning a foreign language is an empowering experience. It provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality language education at St Wilfrid’s will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching will enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It will also provide opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes through the recycling of core structures, learn new ways of thinking and the strategies needed to interact with authentic materials in the original language. Language teaching in year 7 to 9 will provide the foundation for learning further languages and to begin to manipulate language for creative means.

Mandarin Curriculum Overview & Progression Model