We had a high school Spanish teacher (an expert to us) in the other day and the headteacher asked her to look at Language Angels for us to see if it offered our staff and children support and quality and give us her opinion. She was amazed by it and said that our children were far more advanced than other primary schools that she visits. She was very impressed and said that she wished she had known about this resource before. I was surprised that she hadn't heard of it. I feel so lucky and fortunate to have this amazing resource. More people should know that you are out there and what your website offers the staff and children.
Date of Posting: 05 July 2019
Posted By: Louise Bates
(St Peter & St Paul Catholic Primary School - Bolton)
For many of our staff, the thought of teaching a language was a daunting task due to a lack of confidence and expertise. They weren’t secure on where to begin or how the progression of skills would work which lead to the patchy teaching of languages.
However, within months of introducing the Language Angels programme, our teachers are a lot more confident and enthusiastic to teach languages. The best parts of the scheme are: the recorded vocabulary phrases on every lesson; and clear and easy to follow medium and short term planning designed with clear progression of skills. This has meant even the least confident members of our staff have become more confident and enthusiastic. As a result, our children have been more engaged in the learning and enjoying the interactive lessons and games.
Not only this, but the units of work have clear assessment opportunities planned in to allow the tracking and monitoring of progress identifying the children who are at Age Related Expectations, above or below.
The impact and value for money can not be argued with.
Date of Posting: 25 June 2019
Posted By: Claire Cameron
(Oakridge Junior School - Hampshire)
"Language Angels is a very well thought our program which is designed to cater for all ages across the primary range. It is fun and engaging and consolidates learning before moving onto the next topic. It teaches children strategies they can use when learning Spanish, that can also be applied to other languages."
"Language Angels has been put together very coherently and is effective in teaching children to communicate even in the early stages of their language learning. It's a great program and I would highly recommend it to other schools."
Date of Posting: 13 June 2019
Posted By: Fatma Saraci
(St Mary's Catholic Primary School - London)
The Language Angels programme has been invaluable to me. I teach French across the whole of Key Stage 2 so having suggested planning is really useful as I can ensure progression through the year groups. The online resources are engaging and the Year 3 children love the songs! Paolo is always on the end of an email with technical support and advice whenever I have needed it. I would happily recommend Language Angels to specialist and non-specialist language teachers.
Date of Posting: 11 June 2019
Posted By: Fiona McLean
(Lionel Walden Primary School - Cambridgeshire)
Language Angels has been a life saver for me as a non specialist language subject lead. The lessons are engaging, interactive and the children love completing the games. The subject lead area has everything that you need to support colleagues with the delivery of French. The Language Angels team are always available by email to provide help and support where necessary, and they have provided additional units that were not originally covered. All resources are of a high quality and as a school we would definitely recommend purchasing a subscription.
Date of Posting: 05 June 2019
Posted By: Laura Payne
(Old Park School - West Midlands)
Language Angels is really easy and simple to use. The lesson plans are easy to follow and they have a great variety of resources. The children really enjoy playing the games. The assessments are useful and link well to the topic that has been covered.
Date of Posting: 05 June 2019
Posted By: Year 5 Teacher
(Minster CE Primary School - Wiltshire)
I’ve been teaching our Year 4 class this morning and we decided to send you an email. The units we have used this year are: Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, the Christmas Unit, Je Peux, Les Fruits and Les Instruments.
We enjoyed Le Petit Chaperon Rouge very much because we knew the story. When we finished Les Fruits we made fruit salad, had croissants and French bread. The games are brilliant and good fun, they help us to learn how to read and pronounce the French words properly. The lesson activities are interesting (we love the sound effects) and help us to do the worksheets. Our teacher loves Language Angels and enjoys teaching us French because the planning and resources are so well thought out.
Date of Posting: 02 May 2019
Posted By: Mrs Russell & Year 4 Class .
(Clarborough Primary School - Nottinghamshire)
Language Angels has been a life saver to me in providing resources and support for the three schools in which I teach. The scheme covers everything a school needs to be compliant for non-specialist teachers and allows specialists to tweak according to their need. The technical support has also been prompt and thorough. I certainly feel part of a Language Angels team.
Date of Posting: 24 April 2019
Posted By: Elizabeth Fletcher
(Woodlands Primary Academy - Oldham)
I just wanted to drop a note to let you know that the children absolutely love your resources and they especially adore the songs that they have learnt so far. Their favourite by far is the days of the week song. If they are well behaved, I put it on as a treat for them to sing and dance to. We haven't been able to check out all the songs available yet but we look forward to what else you have. I just felt you should know how much we are enjoying your resources! Language Angels is fabulous and I regularly recommend you guys to my teacher friends in other schools. Thank you for everything.
Date of Posting: 10 April 2019
Posted By: Trudi Amponsah
(St Andrew's Benn C of E Primary School – Rugby)
Our school has found Language Angels brilliant. As MFL coordinator it has eased the burden of curriculum planning and resource making and has empowered the staff to have the confidence to teach French even when they know little of the language themselves. The children also love the games and activities that come with it. Thank you.
Date of Posting: 01 April 2019
Posted By: Maya Brown
(Withymoor Primary School - Dudley)