Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH
We are a member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust - Registered Company number 9442311.

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Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Every Child Counts, Every Moment Matters.

Languages

To understand and embrace our multi-cultural world.

'With languages, you are at home anywhere.'

 

At Bolsover Church of England School, we believe that learning a foreign language is a fundamental part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an insight into other cultures. Our Languages curriculum encourages all pupils to communicate and express their ideas in another language, both in speech and writing. This will provide the foundations needed for learning further languages and following future work or leisure opportunities in other countries.

Learning a language ignites curiosity and deepens the understanding of the wider world. It should be seen as a life-long skill that opens up exciting avenues into exploring, embracing and respecting different cultures in our local, national and global communities. We aim to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. At Bolsover, we strive to develop pupils' confidence, fluency and love for the subject, with the hope that this provides the skills needed to embrace the wider world. 

 

The National Curriculum for Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

 

What do we know about careers in languages? 

Careers in languages continue to grow and many opportunities may arise where language skills are imperative to growth. Our pupils could enter employment which requires various language skills for communication and interaction.

 

The teaching and learning of languages supports careers, such as:

  • teacher
  • interpreter
  • detective
  • broadcast journalist 
  • travel agent
  • international aid/ development worker
  • pilot 
  • air cabin crew