I am the MFL subject lead for my Primary school and a non-language teacher. When I was given the role as subject lead I felt really overwhelmed as I had no experience in how to teach languages or where to start with the subject.
I signed up for the free trial of Language Angels and couldn’t believe how easy it was to use. Language Angels has been fantastic with the support, resources and CPD training they have offered. I emailed them about CPD for the other teachers in the school and they were more than happy to help and sent videos for me to share with the staff.
The site is easy to use and all the staff in my school have said that they are really more confident when teaching the lesson. The team are also great with communication and always so quick to reply if I have any issues.
Date of Posting: 24 November 2020
Posted By: Louise Rogers
(St Mary's Catholic Primary School - West Midlands)
I am very much enjoying using the Language Angels programme and the children are enjoying the lessons too. I have also enjoyed getting to grips with all of the different elements that you have to offer and things that I would still like to explore further.
Date of Posting: 23 November 2020
Posted By: Jack Day
(Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary School - Cheadle)
Language Angels is an excellent method to teach a foreign language. It gives you the structure, the resources, the planning and the assessment... All you need to save your time so you can just enjoy delivering the lessons. Children love the interactive games or simply listening to the recordings on the slides. I strongly recommend it!
Date of Posting: 16 November 2020
Posted By: Elena Beltran
(Avanti Park School - Somerset)
Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the programme, really easy to navigate and the children love it!
Date of Posting: 13 November 2020
Posted By: Kay Gobby
(Dagnall C of E Primary School - Berkhamsted)
We've been using Language Angels for over a year now and it has really helped support non-specialist language teachers in delivering French and Spanish lessons across Key Stage 2. We love that there are so many audio clips to support pronunciation and that everything is prepared for us. There are lots of different activities to support children's learning and my colleagues love that they can deliver great learning with minimal stress. The team at Language Angels have also been incredibly supportive, responding quickly to emails and creating personalised schemes of work that fit with our school context. The children make great progress as there are so many opportunities to repeat the target language in different fun activities. They especially love the computer games.
Date of Posting: 21 October 2020
Posted By: Amy Driver
(North Bradley CE Primary School - Wiltshire)
Middleton Primary School have subscribed now for four years to Language Angels and pupils and teachers love it.
Language Angels is a great website with a well-organised content following the KS1 and KS2 curriculum and there's an excellent range of interactive activities and games. Worksheets are always straight to the point and child friendly. Language Angels is also offering all four skills and teaching stages which MFL teachers need to teach.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank your team for your fantastic work and your availability when we needed some help.
Date of Posting: 12 October 2020
Posted By: Jerome Lantelme
(Middleton Primary & Nursery School - Nottingham)
I found Language Angels almost by mistake when researching the availability of a French teaching resource for the non-specialist teacher and accessed the free six week trial. My colleague and I reviewed the program and , on comparing it with many others we had sourced, decided that this was the one for us. It was reassuring to be able to ask any questions of Paolo and Francesca ( and I did... often ) concerning the suitability for the individual needs of the school and the answers were always delivered promptly and professionally. Language Angels has now been in use for only five weeks in Year 3-6 and yet the teachers have embraced it eagerly and the feedback so far has been nothing other than positive in relation to the planning and the resources and I have found the webinars extremely useful and reassuring. I have no doubt that the children will make progress and (perhaps even more important dare I say) will love their learning of a foreign language.
Date of Posting: 12 October 2020
Posted By: Alison Cornell
(St Margaret's C of E Primary School - West Sussex)
As a teacher, I’ve found the Language Angels site easy to follow. The lessons are well organised, with a range of useful sound and video clips for the children to practice as a class. The worksheets are well differentiated and there is a big enough range of lessons to be able to pick and choose. I also like the fact that the lessons explicitly cover the different skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing.
Date of Posting: 15 September 2020
Posted By: Suki Pascoe
(Bibury CofE Primary and North Cerney Primary Academy - Gloucestershire)
As a primary school French teacher, I was so pleased to find the Language Angels site during lockdown. I was struggling to find a resource (accessible to children) where they could hear French correctly modelled and still continue to progress through the carefully planned and structured lessons.
As a school, we are now subscribing to the Language Angels online scheme of work and I am able to incorporate it into French lessons, which I plan for other year group bubbles. (Previously, I taught all classes throughout KS2). The class teachers are reporting back very positively and I feel it is also building their confidence to deliver French themselves to their classes.
Language Angels is a highly flexible scheme, with some alternative units and differentiated worksheets (where needed.) There are songs and also a games section. The attractive end of unit assessment sheets make it far easier to fulfil the individual key skills progression monitoring. This, I feel, will be a major reason for our school to continue subscribing (even when the current Covid situation improves.)
Children and staff love the clarity of the lessons and the team at Language Angels has been incredibly supportive, replying quickly by email to answer any of my technology questions!
Date of Posting: 15 September 2020
Posted By: Penelope Pitt
(Powell's C of E Primary School - Cirencester)
I am the MFL coordinator for my Primary school and a non-language teacher. When I was given the role as coordinator I felt really overwhelmed as I had a big task on my hands to ensure that the school has a scheme fit for purpose.
Language Angels has been absolutely fantastic with the high quality support, resources and CPD training. They have created a bespoke progression plan for my school. If I have had any queries the quick response has been very impressive.
Date of Posting: 03 August 2020
Posted By: Parveen Rehman
(Moorside Community Primary School - Halifax)