Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. An education in languages education will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Pupils will be able to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond, both in speech and in writing, to speakers of another language. A languages education also enables pupils to communicate for practical purposes, discover new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. Learning languages equips pupils to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims for all pupils to: -