Case Studies & Testimonials

As a language lead, I have the onerous task of overseeing the delivery of MFL lessons by non linguist colleagues. With Language Angels, I can rest assured that everything, including audios, differentiated worksheets and assessment tasks, are all in one place. I can also rely on clear progression documents to ensure that MFL provision is meeting the needs of all pupils as they progress from beginner to secondary ready stages of language learning.

Date of Posting: 17 February 2022
Posted By: Elaine Wilson
(St Peter's Methodist Primary School - Canterbury)

We have recently switched from having a very experienced Spanish specialist teacher to class teachers taking Spanish in our school. This is something that some staff initially lacked confidence in however, we have now successfully (and smoothly!) transitioned to teaching Spanish - and having fun whilst doing so!

Language Angels have honestly gone above and beyond! They have been there for us every step of the way. They have tailored our school curriculum, worked alongside our MFL lead with assessment criteria and hosted CPD for staff! In addition to this, we find the units and resources provided self-explanatory and incredibly easy to work from. We now hold a half termly Spanish quiz for staff as we are learning alongside the children!

Thank you so much for all of your support Language Angels!

Date of Posting: 10 February 2022
Posted By: Abi Langton
(Varna Community Primary School - Manchester)

I would happily recommend Language Angels for primary languages.

We have been using the scheme for 3 years (can you check that Paolo - that may be wrong) and have gone from French being delivered less than weekly, to being covered regularly and happily by all members of staff with confidence and ease. The children have shown growing confidence and fluency and they all look forward to their lessons. A recent Local Authority inspection commented that they were very impressed by the French classes they saw.

As the Languages Leader, I find the Tracking and Progression Tool a fantastic resource to check on the whole school progress at any point in the year and to analyse the points or skills that might need more input during staff training.

Date of Posting: 03 February 2022
Posted By: Amanda Doyle
(Wolsey House Primary School - Leicester)

Language Angels has revitalised the teaching of MFL in my school. Previously, I was not keen to teach Spanish as I felt I did not have the skills. Language Angels has provided us with a ready-made programme that is very easy to use whilst also ensuring that the children get engaging and challenging Spanish lessons. The teachers' notes, translations and differentiated worksheets are all excellent but it's the pronunciation that has really helped us. The children hear the words and phrases when we click on the icon on the screen and are able to say the words correctly; their pronunciation is great! My class assure me that they enjoy their Spanish lessons and this is echoed through KS2.

Date of Posting: 30 January 2022
Posted By: Helen Sweeney
(Allington Primary School - Maidstone)

We find Language Angels to be a fantastic resource in teaching French in our school. Not only do the topics offer great opportunities for progression in all the communication strands but also covers grammar really well. The visuals, games and sound bites are really helpful to keep the children engaged, and the assessments at the end of each unit are so helpful to see how the children are progressing. Also, the Home School addition to the website was excellent for children working at home during lockdown, and even now where we have new children joining the school, or children with SEN, using these units on iPads in school for individuals has proved very helpful. The online games are lovely for the children to be able to access at home too. Thank you, Language Angels, for all you do!

Date of Posting: 26 January 2022
Posted By: Lara Goldhill
(Northside School - London)

Language Angels has simply transformed our whole delivery of Primary Languages in KS2! All staff, regardless of their own language experience, express their confidence in teaching French to their classes. The lesson, resources, PowerPoints and embedded audio have enabled our staff to present high quality Primary Language lessons. Lessons allow all children to access vibrant and stimulating lessons, building on previous learning. The built-in assessments in each unit cover all aspects of learning a new language. As subject lead, the supporting documents have been particularly helpful.

Our children also enjoy learning French with Language Angels. Regardless of ability, pupils are engaged in lessons and find the repetition of learning new vocabulary a positive experience on which they can build their own learning. Our teaching of Language Angels has even inspired a number of children to continue their own language learning at home. After learning numbers to 100, a Year 4 boy independently worked out how to write and say numbers up to 10,000!

In summary, Language Angels is an excellent online teaching tool which I highly recommend to any primary school looking to improve the delivery of primary languages.

Date of Posting: 26 January 2022
Posted By: Andrew Kay
(St. John's CE (Aided) Primary School - County Durham)

We have been using Language Angels at Hasbury at St Margaret's for nearly two years. Language Angels has helped us to structure how languages are taught across KS2, importantly ensuring language teaching isn't just a bank of words - the modules spiral and revisit earlier teaching helping children the retrieve and importantly build words, into phrases and scaffold conversation. We can see how our children will be very well prepared for their secondary language journey. We have also added in informal exposure for our EYFS and KS1 children, due to the resources being so easy for staff to access, not adding extra workload to their already busy schedules. Paolo and the team are very responsive and helpful. The CPD offered is excellent. Thank you!

Date of Posting: 26 January 2022
Posted By: Lisa Homer
(St Margaret's at Hasbury C of E Primary School - West Midlands)

As a non-Spanish speaker, it's a great place for me to start and to anchor my own understanding as well as the children's learning on to. I have found the resources clear and easy to use and the lessons are well structured and helpful without overloading the children.

Date of Posting: 25 January 2022
Posted By: Liz Christensen
(Djanogly Sherwood Academy - Nottingham)

As the MFL lead I have used Language Angels for 7 years now and have never looked back!

I find it easy to use and the resources are excellent . It expertly covers all the necessary requirements for Reading , Writing, Listening and Speaking through many different topics.

I have reduced my hours and although still MFL lead I only teach Spanish to Early Years . As non-specialists, the teachers and cover supervisors who now have to teach Spanish find Language Angels very easy to follow and gives them confidence in delivering the lesson.

The pupils themselves love learning the language and thoroughly enjoy the varied subjects covered.

Date of Posting: 24 January 2022
Posted By: Jane Best
(St Jude's C of E Primary School - Hampshire)

As a school we are new to Language Angels. The team have been amazing. They have tweaked the KS2 Spanish long-term plan to fit with our history topics, which has been extremely helpful.

When we first got Language Angels, we had a Zoom meeting with Paolo, which was extremely useful and he went through the site step by step, which staff members found really useful.

I have asked several questions since we started, and we always receive a prompt response.

Date of Posting: 24 January 2022
Posted By: Bev Waddington
(Green Lane Primary Academy - Garforth)

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