Being new to teaching French this year, I was very keen to try ‘Language Angels’ as all the planning, resources and assessment materials are included. The plans and teaching support notes are clear and easy to follow and the interactive screens are invaluable to non-specialists although I’m sure specialist teachers would happily use them to engage pupils in their learning. Communications from ‘Language Angels’ are timely and informative: Paolo regularly keeps us up to date with new developments and resources. The website is easy to navigate and I have never had any issues with it. I would recommend Language Angels to specialist and non-specialist language teachers.
Date of Posting: 14 May 2018
Posted By: Fiona McLean
(Lionel Walden Primary School - Cambridgeshire)
We are all enjoying our Language Angels experience here at St Faiths Prep, both teachers and pupils alike! As the specialist language teacher here I enjoy the progressive, varied and fun topic areas, that act as additional material to my own plans. Throughout the school from Year 1 to year 6 it has also been a confidence-building tool for all our form teachers, who now offer additional reinforcement sessions in Spanish and French where children speak accurately and with enthusiasm.
Date of Posting: 20 March 2018
Posted By: Helen Stokes
(St Faith’s at Ash School - Kent)
I have been using Language Angels with my primary school. We needed to start teaching Spanish at a basic level, as the children were new to learning Spanish. The teachers in my school have found the site useful as you can click on the words and see how they are pronounced correctly. There are also lots of visuals to help the children. I have enjoyed using the resources and hopefully new material will be added, in order to improve the website even further. I like the songs as this helps make the lessons more memorable.
Date of Posting: 04 January 2018
Posted By: Laura Levy
(Darlinghurst School - Leigh on Sea, Essex)
I requested a trial of Language Angels before the end of the academic year with a view to starting teaching as soon as we came back in the new year. I teach it to my Year 3s and they love it! I have also noticed that I hear snippets of French language in the corridor, even though not all year groups have started teaching it yet, which is a new experience for us. I believe this is down to the content of Language Angels materials which make it possible to use the language in real life situations. The resources are easy to prepare and are engaging for the learners. Also, the units can be linked to other NC topics such as 'The Romans' and the additional support that our pupils can get from the online games has proved useful for those who wish to extend or revise their vocabulary. I am very glad that I changed our SOW to Language Angels ; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other schools - indeed I already have!
Date of Posting: 04 January 2018
Posted By: Shani Westgarth
(All Saints Primary School - Northamptonshire)
As a school we made the difficult decision to switch from French to Spanish at the end of last year because this reflected what our pupils want to learn and what our secondary schools are looking for. Once we had made this decision we hunted high and low to find a resource that would engage our pupils and that our staff would feel comfortable using, particularly after years of teaching French! Language Angels has certainly exceeded our brief. The resources are easy to access by teachers and cover supervisors and the clear framework has ensured that pupils have made good progress in all areas of the languages curriculum this term. Staff and pupils alike are enjoying their Spanish learning and we are making progress together.
Date of Posting: 13 December 2017
Posted By: Jenny Kilsby
(Northern Parade Junior School - Portsmouth)
Our school began using Language Angels this year, after it was highly recommended. To date, the children have absolutely loved learning a new language in such a fun, engaging way. Language Angels has it all; speaking, listening, differentiated writing activities and a thorough tracking and assessment tool that has direct links across the curriculum. Language Angels is the perfect scheme of work for busy teachers with little language experience . At the touch of a button, everything is done for you, you don't even have to pronounce the words as the authentic Spanish speaker does that all for you. Paolo is amazing, nothing is too much trouble. So much so, with almost no notice at all, he put together an interactive Spanish assembly that I used on international day. The children really enjoyed themselves and showed copious amounts of enthusiasm to continue learning an additional language. Moreover, it is excellent value for money. The teachers and children from St Aidan's Catholic Primary School would like to say a huge GRACIAS to everyone at Language Angels for making our learning so fun!
Date of Posting: 16 November 2017
Posted By: Kerry Proudman
(St Aidan's Primary School - Liverpool)
Language Angels has given us a framework which has supported teachers with less subject knowledge and less confidence to plan and deliver progressive and challenging lessons. We know our pupils will now be much better prepared for languages at Key Stage 3.
Date of Posting: 09 November 2017
Posted By: Sarah Sparks
(Sidmouth C of E Primary School - Devon)
We started using Language Angels 3 years ago in our French lessons. It is an active learning tool for both the experienced and inexperience Language teachers and a fun way for children to learn a new language. It is a complete package from planning to assessment. Moreover Language Angels takes on board teachers’ suggestions and requests adding in fantastic new materials!
Date of Posting: 28 August 2017
Posted By: Mira Jamnadas
(Abbey Primary School – Leicester)
Language Angels is a great scheme which targets and can enthuse all types of learners. Our teachers have found this scheme very easy to use; all resources support teachers to teach our pupils, to differentiate their lessons, to make them interesting and fun through interactive resources and to assess pupils (assessment is a valuable tool of this scheme). We especially like the cross-curricular units as well as the phonetics and grammar units - something that was missing from our previous scheme.
Date of Posting: 12 June 2017
Posted By: Markella Afenti-Sassis
(Little Hadham Primary School - Hertfordshire)
We purchased Language angels 2 years ago to support the consistent and cohesive teaching of Spanish within KS2 and we haven't looked back since! There are lots of language programmes on the market at the moment but this resource is great value for money and reduces planning time significantly. In addition the language angels team go above and beyond in supporting teachers, whenever I have had an issue or query Paolo is always at the end of the telephone or computer providing quality support and detailed advice.
This resource is fantastic especially for non-specialist teachers as it is easily accessible. Language Angels supply organised planning, additional support notes on correct pronunciation and clear assessment tools to enrich the learning of language. I find that having this structure has given me the confidence and skills to teach the curriculum but most importantly enjoy teaching Spanish! It promotes progressive learning across the key stage that securely meets the current expectations for MFL provision.
Our staff are equally happy with the variety of differentiated resources to engage and challenge all learners at the right level; It is fun, engaging and enjoyable! It is evident that the children love using language angels as they look forward to their lesson each week. I often hear them singing songs and chants and repeating phrases with an authentic Spanish accents during break times, thanks to the incorporated native Spanish speaker. They especially love the time challenge interactive games that we play at the end of each lesson to reinforce new language learnt.
Overall I cannot rate this scheme high enough, Guardian Angels loves using Language Angels!
Date of Posting: 06 April 2017
Posted By: Laura Potter
(Guardian Angels Primary School - Birmingham)