What LANGUAGE ANGELS USERS SAY

Case Study & Testimonials

Lara Goldhill

(Northside School - London)

26-01-2022

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!

Liz Christensen

(Djanogly Sherwood Academy - Nottingham)

25-01-2022

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.

Jenni Monach

(Grenoside Primary School - Sheffield)

24-01-2022

I have taught French in primary schools for nearly 20 years and am a very confident French speaker, teaching lessons almost entirely in French but using Language Angels resources to support my teaching (both worksheets and the PowerPoints). However, last year we changed to teaching Spanish - thank goodness for Language Angels! I have only very basic Spanish and am not nearly as confident with my pronunciation so I have used the sound in every lesson this year which is new for me. I really like the topic links which allow us to develop the children's understanding of history through their language learning as well (and give us further opportunities to revisit learning). We use the assessment materials at the end of each unit to help inform our teacher assessments and children like to see how they're doing by seeing what they can remember without feeling threatened because there is a word bank to support them. I think I would struggle to teach Spanish without Language Angels - it not only supports my own language learning but provides everything I need to help me support the children.

Marie Kirkbride

(Discovery Academy - Hyde)

24-01-2022

We have been using Language Angels at our school over the past two years with KS2 children and have also introduced Spanish to early years and KS1. The children enjoy the different topics and look forward to their weekly lesson. Language Angels makes it fun, interactive and provides great display materials. We have been really impressed with the package and materials provided, it easy to use and has been a god send to the Teachers and Teaching Assistants without the burden of planning and concern about the pronunciation of some words. Language Angels provides phonics materials to support the children and adults in order to pronounce the sounds correctly. This has really made it possible for us all to improve our Spanish language skills. The different assessment tools are very useful at the end of each unit and allow the children to self -assess and see their progress made. I have found the free training provided very useful, informative and up to date. I have shared my training with my colleagues to improve our delivery of lessons and support the children to become confident. Language Angels has also been really useful during Covid as we have been able to send passwords home for each class and continue with the class topic and set home learning challenges. Language Angels has been invaluable and thanks to everyone at Language Angels for all your support and guidance.

Kerry Singleton

(British School Al Khubairat - Abu Dhabi)

24-01-2022

It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial, especially as I have been using Language Angels for almost four years and it just keeps getting better and better! What I love most about this resource is that Francesca, Paolo and their team never sit still. They are constantly developing the programme, adding more topics, providing new resources and listening to those who are using it and responding to our needs. Language Angels is so well-received by pupils. They love the illustrations, the songs, the games and the topics. Each topic provides opportunities to scaffold the language, building upon previous knowledge and challenging students through a variety of differentiated activities. For those who are non-specialists; sound files, guidance and lesson plans are provided too. To support those who lead languages in their school, the Curriculum guidance section is brilliant. In it, you can find everything you will need to get through an inspection and to lead your department. I have even taken many of the documents provided and then adapted them to cover my Arabic section in the department, as it is a great way to support progression, transition and target setting. The Tracking and Progression Tool is invaluable to be able to demonstrate the achievement of every pupil and show progression through the various skills. When you teach over 500 students, it’s so helpful! In addition to the super resources, there are also the Webinars which have been hosted by Francesca and Paolo. They always bring a smile to my face with their banter but it’s their passion that shines through! The CPD they provide is insightful and packed full of useful tips and ideas and it’s FREE! This really does set them apart from other schemes as they provide a personal touch and they empathise with teachers! The support they provide is excellent and they are only just an email away, always responding to your questions, whether it’s a technical issue or a curriculum conundrum. I recommend this scheme to anyone who asks for a comprehensive Primary Languages resource; it’s brilliant!

Bev Waddington

(Green Lane Primary Academy - Garforth)

24-01-2022

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.

Jane Best

(St Jude's C of E Primary School - Hampshire)

24-01-2022

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.

Rebecca Cacioppo

(Pallister Park Primary School - Middlesbrough)

19-01-2022

'My class (and I!) thoroughly enjoy Spanish using Language Angels. The lessons are varied, engaging and user friendly. We use the audio buttons to check the pronunciation of new words which boosts children's confidence and the games available to play at home are always accessed.

Jenny Gray

(Elm Grove Primary School - Worthing)

19-01-2022

We teach French at our school. Most of the French is taught by our fantastic HLTA during PPA cover. I myself am a Year 2 teacher and this year I have started to teach French to them. We have done the 'Nursery Rhyme' unit and just started the 'Salutations' unit. The children love the Language Angels videos and like to air guitar along. They are so excited to know some words in French and today were greeting each other in French with no prompts from me. The plans are all set out clearly and the real voices with the correct pronunciation are great.

Nadia Allen

(The Ryleys Preparatory School - Alderley Edge)

18-01-2022

Language Angels is a well-structured and engaging programme designed to support teachers delivering modern foreign language lessons following the languages programme of study in the national curriculum in primary schools. I have found the ‘Tracking and Progression Tool’ a simple and useful way of keeping a record for monitoring the children’s progress across year groups and the CPD webinars offered throughout the academic year to subscribers are always informative and most enjoyable. I'd like to thank Paolo and Francesca and all the team at Language Angels for their continued support.