Case Studies & Testimonials

I have been teaching French to primary and middle school aged pupils for over 20 years. I have always used a textbook-based resource and have supplemented this with my own PowerPoints, worksheets and video clips etc.

Since starting at Woodfield Academy in September 2019, I have been teaching French to all of year 5 and 6, using Language Angels, which I had not previously been aware of!

I find Language Angels extremely easy to follow and like the progression of skills and assessments provided. My pupils really enjoy the lessons and are fully engaged with the activities. Differentiated work is included in every lesson, so each pupil is able to achieve success. There are a range of activities, focusing on all 4 skills. It has been particularly useful during the current lockdown to support our pupils' French learning at home.

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Nathalie Brooker
(Woodfield Academy - Redditch)

We have been using Language Angels since September and have had a very positive experience so far. Prior to this, MFL teaching was not as consistent as we would have liked resulting in gaps in the children's knowledge. Paolo and his team worked with me to create a bespoke two-year plan to plug those gaps. The children have enjoyed the units we have used so far and even staff with little or no MFL experience are now teaching units with increasing confidence. The units are extremely clear to follow, with follow-up activities for a range of abilities and assessments to track progression. During lockdown we have given access to the home school section which has allowed our pupils to continue to learn at home. This is brilliant and easy to use and we have had great feedback from parents.

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Gemma Bryan
(St Leonard’s C of E Primary School - Staffordshire)

Our school started using Language Angels following a recommendation from a colleague based on using it in a previous school. We have been using it now for over a year and feel it has really enhanced our provision. It enables all our language teachers to feel confident that they are delivering a structured and well planned curriculum. The variety of topics and resources keep pupils engaged and there is a great balance between listening, speaking, writing and reading activities. For the subject leader, Language Angels offers fantastic support in terms of model policies, curriculum planning documents and assessment resources.

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Kate Birss
(St Nicholas CE VA Primary School - Hertfordshhire)

As a school, we have introduced Language Angels to provide our staff with an easy-to-use programme to deliver language lessons without the need for teachers to have language skills of their own, and with minimal lesson planning required. The provision of power points with audio provided by native speakers, and differentiated worksheets has been fundamental to the success of this.

The detail and transparency of Language Angels' approach has facilitated the overarching vision and planning of units mapped against the national curriculum to ensure our pupils progress and can maximise their learning opportunities. I also appreciate the CPD opportunities and support offered by the Language Angels team and look forward to using them for years to come.

Additionally, the home learning platform provided during lockdown has been a big hit with many pupils and classes, and a fantastic additional resource for which we are grateful.

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Paul Burton
(St Botolph's CoE Primary School - Kent)

We started using Language Angels this year and it is fantastic! Very easy to navigate the site and the children love the songs and activities. Great for a non-specialist!

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Kay Gobby
(Dagnall C of E Primary School - Hertfordshire)

Parkway Primary School have been using Language Angels for a year now and choosing this scheme for teaching and learning French in our school was the best decision we made for our children. Staff find it easy to use, the lessons are very well structured, we love the interactive games and audio files which offer very good and accurate pronunciation of the focus words and phrases.

We recently started to use the assessment tool to complement our school’s own assessment system and the home school access has been received enthusiastically by our pupils, especially during lockdown. Francesca and Paolo are very supportive, we appreciate the fact that all our queries are answered promptly and extra resources and ideas are offered to boost out teaching and learning of French, i.e. certificates to give out to pupils, new content regularly added to support various topics. Could not recommend more highly. Thank you to the whole team of ‘angels’ for doing an amazing job!

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Ioana Lucaciu
(Parkway Primary School - Bexley)

As MFL subject lead, I have been very happy with the whole package that Language Angels offers. It provides absolutely everything you need, and I've only had positive feedback from other teachers. In particular, the home school section was extremely beneficial during remote learning and the children really enjoyed using it from home. They've even asked if they can still use it for extra learning!

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Amy Sutherland
(Southwood School - Milton Keynes)

The Language Angels scheme has completely revitalized the teaching and learning of French in our school. Our staff feel much more confident and enthusiastic when teaching MFL, and as a result the children are highly motivated too! It is such an engaging scheme which helps pupils to become keen learners of languages in the future.

 
Date of Posting: 08 April 2021
Posted By: Julia Bowen
(Maple Primary School - St Albans)

We are new to Language Angels this year and it has enabled us to introduce French across the school, with clear progression planned in. We are a mixed age school so introducing it across KS2 at the same time might have been tricky but Language Angels have provided fantastic support and planning suggestions. The children love Language Angels and have made fast progress in a short time. They have also enjoyed carrying on with it during lockdown. As a teacher it is easy to use, even for non specialists. Could not recommend it more highly!

 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2021
Posted By: Maggie Kirby
(Longney C of E Primary Academy - Gloucestershire)

As a school we have been using Language Angels since October 2020. The lesson plans and slides are amazing and very easy to follow. The children absolutely love learning Spanish this way and have picked up the language very quickly. Being a non-Spanish speaker presents no problem since the audio attachments does all the pronunciation for you. In terms of assessment, everything is laid out for you and you can track progress very easily. This is a programme that I would recommend to any school.

 
Date of Posting: 24 February 2021
Posted By: Queenie Darteh
(Van Gogh Primary School - London)


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