Our Federation of schools and the teachers within these schools have found Language Angels an easy programme to use. We have utilised the assessment feature which compiles all of our contextual data. Not being native French speakers, our teachers have found the programme easy to use and follow. The end of year and unit objectives are clearly set out and enable us to see where the pupils are headed. We would recommend this programme to other schools.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2015
Posted By: Leann Valiquette (St. Mary's & St. Saviour's)
Language Angels is an incredible resource to use in teaching MFL. At Summerside it has been an excellent support for teachers, with easy to follow plans ready to use, fantastic resources which include PowerPoints with sound buttons, games and activities, and wonderful assessment tasks at the end of each unit of work. Units cover a wide range of interesting topics, many of which are perfect for cross-curricular work. Grammar is well covered too, and there are opportunities throughout to tie in the language learning with SPaG, consolidating these skills in both English and in French / Spanish. The children love the lessons and the teachers have grown enormously in confidence.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2015
Posted By: Joanne De Luca (Summerside Primary - Barnet)
Good resources. Brilliant assessment. Kids are really enjoying the grammar i.e. verbs. Flashcards would be a bonus, as well as game ideas to play in classroom. Thank you for a great resource. Very pleased with it. Language Angels is easy to use and offers a wide range of activities. Children love the interactive games. Whenever help is needed, the team is very quick to respond and gives clear and thorough answers. Thank you Language Angels!
Date of Posting: 16 October 2015
Posted By: Sabine Purcell (St Philip's Primary - Merseyside)
Being a French speaker, teaching French isn't a problem, however teaching Spanish was a concern for me as I do not know the language. After having used Language Angels, I've received a real confidence boost in teaching Spanish and have found the slides, instructions and resources really helpful. In honesty, I've only used one unit (at an Intermediate level as my learners have some basic understanding, the unit "all about me") - though I've started to look at the unit about family and feel that the songs and resources provided will give me the support I need. The website is easy to use, access and navigate and so far, I cannot fault the content.
Date of Posting: 07 October 2015
Posted By: Gianluca (Unicorn Primary - Bromley)
We have only been using the Language Angels resources for a short period of time, and everyone has been very impressed with the quality of the materials, the level of detail within plans and supporting documents, and the wide range of resources available. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons and activities, and the love of language learning has certainly started to develop amongst the classes! Also, the support provided by Paolo and the team has been excellent - help is only ever an email away!
Date of Posting: 01 October 2015
Posted By: Becki Turner (Bradworthy Academy - North Devon)
Thank you for your continually, updated and improved resources which make MFL so much easier to deliver, for both experienced and non- language specialists, without hours of extra planning or stress. Thank you to for responding so promptly and enthusiastically every time that we have asked for additional resources, like flash cards and songs, to support our language learning. The addition of assessment materials is useful and the programmes allow lots of flexibility and options about delivery to make it possible to fit well with class teachers creative curriculum topics too. The children are so amazed at how quickly they can begin to understand, speak, read and write the information and love to link French learning with other subject learning like the planets. It increases their interest and self-esteem and reinforces their understanding and learning in these areas too.
Date of Posting: 23 September 2015
Posted By: Rosemary Eldridge (Summerswood Primary - Herts)
I am new to Language Angels and started using it this year as MFL co coordinator for our school; I have found it to be a fantastic scheme that provides teachers with structured lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities and assessment for a variety of topics ranging from core vocabulary to much more advanced content.
The website and resources are extremely easy to navigate and provide a very clear progression as you move through the lessons and the topics. As well as this, and most importantly, the children love it! They are engaged and motivated in their language learning and look forward to the next lesson. I have spoken with staff and children throughout our school and have heard nothing but praise for Language Angels and the resources provided. I would highly recommend Language Angels for any school and can't thank them enough for all of their wonderful work!
Date of Posting: 17 September 2015
Posted By: Danielle Ingleston (Hillstone Primary -Birmingham)
I love using Language Angels as do my colleagues in KS1.
Language Angels provides you with fun, interactive and easy to use resources that the kids really enjoy. It also gives you great tips on how to teach it and what to focus on in each session, a must-have if you are new to language teaching. This is combined with the tracking and assessment resources to give you confidence that you are meeting the new curriculum objectives. We love it.
Date of Posting: 29 June 2015
Posted By: Anna Low (Sticklands Primary School - Dorset)
We started using Language Angels in our school in the autumn term of this school year. We searched to find a scheme that was comprehensive enough for staff new to teaching languages to feel confident to deliver their MFL lessons. This scheme is not only in enough detail to do that, but the colourful power points, excellent activities and games, and the structure of each unit are enjoyed so much by our children.
One of the challenges facing teachers when delivering languages is accuracy. AS MFL co coordinator for our school, I have taught the majority of KS2 a language at some point, and the children always want to know WHY a word has to be masculine/feminine and if there is a rule/pattern- amongst many other questions. I have found that the notes provided with each session allow teachers to feel comfortable answering such questions, and teachers can be prepared for them by reading the unit overview provided. The sound bites for each word only add to building confidence of the staff, as pronunciation was a concern to many members of staff.
Language Angels allows you to clearly and easily assess the children in their language learning. Each end of unit assessment provides feedback on how well the children can read, speak, write and listen to the language that they are learning. The nature of the units themselves allows for the teacher to see if children are struggling, and the differentiation provided allows a higher level of support for those who are having more difficulty.
On top of all of the wonderful teaching and learning that takes place within our language sessions now, the staff at Language Angels is extremely professional, helpful and friendly. They respond to emails quickly, they are always at the end of the phone and offer training for schools new to the scheme. They are happy to accommodate the needs of your school, such as topics and how their units can fit in with this. I asked for a suggested yearly overview of units based on the curriculum we teach at school , and Paolo very quickly replied with a sequence that offered progression and kept as closely in line with our wider curriculum as possible, which was extremely helpful!
I would recommend Language Angels to any school. It makes language learning stress free for staff and more importantly fun and accessible for ALL children. We love it here!
Date of Posting: 20 April 2015
Posted By: Nicola Macdonald (Hillstone Primary - Birmingham)
I really do like the tasks on this website and have been using them significantly with my classes. I find that it's very easy to navigate and the resources are succinct. What I also like is the fact that there is a great focus on the interactive listening activities. A non-linguist can rely on the listening activities to deliver the lessons without any hesitation.
I do not need to create any resources nor even dip into any other scheme of work.
I also highly rate the resources, not just for the development of children's learning but for the sheer multitude of activities and resources which can help influence my own language learning and in turn helps promote their love of learning languages.
Thumbs up from me!
Date of Posting: 05 March 2015
Posted By: Chris Barwell (Scraptoft Valley - Leicester)