What LANGUAGE ANGELS USERS SAY

Case Study & Testimonials

Hannah McGuire

(St Benedict's Catholic Primary School - Wilmslow)

22-02-2022

We have been using Language Angels for 4 years now and it is firmly embedded. We have used the schemes to map out our curriculum and have linked it to the other subjects/units taught in school. Thanks to Language Angels we have a progressive curriculum which enables all pupils to succeed. The units of work are engaging and our pupils love learning Spanish. They are making great progress and our Year 6 pupils are able to read and write effectively. When they leave us, their enthusiasm for languages goes with them! It has also made a huge difference to the confidence of the staff teaching Spanish because none of them are language specialists yet they are well supported to teach it. They are guided with pronunciation and know that the children are learning it correctly. They teach Spanish with enthusiasm and you can see that throughout school when they say, "Hola, que tal?" When they pass me! A very effective resource that we do not want to be without!

Lauren Hayllar

(Almond Hill Junior School - Hertfordshire)

21-02-2022

Language Angels gives us the backbone of our curriculum which means we, as busy teachers, have been able to spend more time focusing on adapting individual lessons to suit our children. We can choose the most appropriate resources from a wide range which cover all the main skills of speaking/listening/reading/writing. The resources are consistent, engaging and we acknowledge how much progress our children make using the Language Angels programme. As the subject leader, the knowledge organisers, curriculum sequencing and assessment guidance helps me to know we are doing a good job of delivering a good quality MFL education to our children. Please keep up the additional pupil games, cultural event games and home learning resources. These are the bits the children love the most!

Claire Woods

(St. Michael's Woolmer Green Primary School - Hertfordshire)

21-02-2022

I would highly recommend Language Angels as a comprehensive scheme of work. The progressive lessons are an enjoyable learning experience for the children incorporating a range of learning techniques. We have non-specialist teachers in our school who initially lacked confidence in teaching French, however the scheme helped them to overcome this. As a subject leader I find the curriculum guidance very useful as all policies and supporting documents are available. The assessment tracker tool is easy to use and there are clear reports which are useful for monitoring.

Elaine Wilson

(St Peter's Methodist Primary School - Canterbury)

17-02-2022

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.

Natasha Radford

(Horsmonden Primary Academy - Kent)

17-02-2022

LA has really helped our staff get a feel for the language they are teaching. The visuals and the activities make learning fun for the children and enable them to learn the correct sounds, pronunciation and grammar. We couldn't teach accurately without it.

Abi Langton

(Varna Community Primary School - Manchester)

10-02-2022

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!

Amanda Doyle

(Wolsey House Primary School - Leicester)

03-02-2022

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.

Helen Sweeney

(Allington Primary School - Maidstone)

30-01-2022

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.

Lisa Homer

(St Margaret's at Hasbury C of E Primary School - West Midlands)

26-01-2022

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!

Andrew Kay

(St. John's CE (Aided) Primary School - County Durham)

26-01-2022

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.