(Pheasant Bank Academy - Doncaster)
Language Angels has really helped us to embed modern languages into our school. We particularly love how some units link to their learning in other curriculum areas. It also boosts teachers' confidence when teaching French. Thanks Language Angels for creating a simple yet effective platform!
(St Joseph's Primary School - London)
Language Angels is a brilliant resource with a well designed scheme of work and exciting topics and activities. There are regular CPD opportunities offered too to support the delivery of primary MFL. I have found this website very useful and easy to navigate. The excellent support I have received when needed is also a strength. I highly recommend this top quality resource also for the help you can find when preparing for a deep dive inspection. A great asset for any school!
(Bellfield Junior School - Birmingham)
Our teaching of MFL French has propelled since we started using Language Angels. Its interactive resources are brilliant to support teachers who may not be as confident in teaching a MFL and help all children to progress with their learning. The children really gain from each of the units and love hearing, speaking and now even writing French! We can highly recommend subscribing to Language Angels and look forward to continuing to subscribe in future years.
(St Michael's Primary School - East Sussex)
Language Angels has been fantastic in helping us organise the teaching of MFL.
We are small rural primary and subject co-ordinators oversee more than one subject area. To help workload and ensure quality of teaching we buy into carefully chosen well planned resources.
The CPD component of Language Angels is also very useful in developing expertise across the school.
(Sheep Dip Lane Academy - Doncaster)
Language Angels is a fantastic resource to use to support the delivery of MFL within school. It has a range of resources and planning to support the teaching of French or Spanish. Our children really enjoy the sessions.
(Parklands Primary School - Leeds)
At Parklands Primary, we absolutely love Language Angels and the huge positive impact it has had on Spanish at our school. The lessons are easy to follow with excellent differentiated resources and in-depth lesson plans; making it straightforward for all teachers to pick it up and go. It has allowed us to build on our Spanish skills with confidence and the children now absolutely love language learning and they are making excellent progress as a result. The karaoke and games are wonderful, the lesson content is fantastic and the support from Language Angels has been second to none. This is a scheme with heart and soul, and anything you might need, the team are there for you. Without a doubt, the best money our school has ever spent!
(Reaside Academy - Birmingham)
We have thoroughly enjoyed using Language Angels so far this term. Lots of teachers have shared how they feel much more confident at delivering the Spanish lessons each week. Children have really enjoyed the visuals and varied listening and speaking tasks. Language Angels is definitely raising the profile of Spanish across the school and we look forward to continuing with it moving forward.
(St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School - Stockton on Tees)
Language Angels has enabled non-specialist teachers in my school to teach languages confidently, knowing that they are providing the children in their class the language experiences they require in order to progress securely to KS3. The slides are created in a way to motivate the children and helps to structure the lessons so that there is a lot of opportunity for learners to practise what they are learning, in order to embed new knowledge, so that they learn more and remember more. At the beginning of each lesson, there are slides which require children to recall prior learning to ensure that they build on this learning so that progression takes place. Resources, such as worksheets which are provided, create an opportunity for language learners to demonstrate what they have learnt and now know. Worksheets are also differentiated to include every child in the class so that the learning is inclusive to all and helps to improve confidence and raise self-esteem. Games, flashcards and songs enable the teacher to be creative with their lessons and also encourage the children to love learning languages. Children experience a sense of achievement as they feel successful and can see how they are making progress. In addition to the implementation of the curriculum the topics covered and the progression between early teaching, intermediate and progressive, ensures the 3 pillars of language learning, phonics, vocabulary and grammar is taught explicitly so that children can continue to develop their ability to understand and produce language. Language Angels also provides CPD in the form of live webinars which helps the specialist, non-specialist and language leaders to improve their knowledge and skills to ensure staff continue to gain confidence in their teaching and leading staff so that children see learning a language as purposeful, providing them with aspirations and enhancing their love of languages.
(Belmont Primary School - Swadlincote)
We are currently in our second year of using Language Angels and are so glad that we made the switch from our previous scheme! Spanish is delivered in timetabled lessons across KS2, this is for one hour every two weeks. Over the course of the year we aim to cover three units and include phonics work. There are so many brilliant features to Language Angels: from the support given to establish our curriculum map and ensure progression and consolidation opportunities to excellent resources that include PPTs, songs, games and differentiated worksheets. We deliver Spanish using a Spanish specialist but if a class teacher ever needs to cover a lesson this is so easy with Language Angels. All teaching resources have Spanish audio so the teacher does not need to know the language and actually they really enjoy learning themselves. I used to have to spend a lot of time creating resources with our previous scheme but not anymore, everything I need is provided. End of unit assessments cover listening, reading, speaking and writing and provide me with a summative assessment to compliment what I assess formatively. I love this resource and cannot recommend it highly enough.
(Edge Hill University - Lancashire)
We have been using Language Angels at our university with all our trainees in undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training in primary education for a couple of years now. Trainees (like teachers!) come with a variety of backgrounds in many different languages and Language Angels increases their confidence and subject knowledge in French, Spanish and Italian to support them to teach high quality lessons in school. The trainees particularly appreciate the excellent resources and games and the embedded links to the native speaker audio. These give them models of high-quality pronunciation, allowing both the trainees and their pupils to make grapheme-phoneme connections supporting pupil progress. As a teacher trainer, I also appreciate the simple to use end of unit assessments and pupil self-assessment "I can" statements. These really support good practice in a challenging area, with languages being one of many foundation subjects. I have attended some excellent online CPD on different language focus areas which are really useful. Paolo, Francesca and the team are also really helpful and understanding and have time to communicate with you about your bespoke school situation. An increasing number of our partnership schools in the Northwest are choosing Language Angels to support their delivery of the National curriculum and I would wholeheartedly recommend a subscription, as it is excellent value for money.