Before I started using Language Angels, I was using a Scheme my school had previously bought and I was so bored delivering the lessons. Each week there was something different to teach. There was no continuity and no progression for the children as it was all very bitty. I decided to give Language Angels a go. I started with the free 6-week trial, but I knew within a week I would subscribe to it and 4 years later I have never looked back and I have recommended it to other colleagues too. What attracted me at first was the thematic approach as each unit typically lasts 6 weeks with very detailed lesson plans, high quality resources offering differentiation opportunities and the cross curricular topics too. My favourite unit is World War 2 which I teach to Year 5 at the same time as they are learning about it in topic. I love reading the stories of the family who escape London to flee to the country side and the slides and sounds are so authentic and the children are always really engaged. The progression the children can make is excellent and my deputy head teacher has mentioned several times during lesson observations how advanced the children are and assumed in Year 5 and 6 they would just be learning numbers and colours! When I explained I teach colours and numbers to children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 using the Core Vocabulary Units of Language Angels, the look on her face was a picture! I really enjoy the assessment at the end of each topic and love the fact it covers all 4 skills setting the children up for secondary school language learning where each skill at GCSE accounts for 25% of the examination. The tracking and progression tool are simple and excellent. I have seen other tracking tools which just seem like a mind field and where teachers just get bogged down. Language Angels does all the hard work for you! You simply enter the test scores and it works out percentages, levels and monitors each child throughout their language learning journey. Language Angels also offers amazing interactive games which are great fun. I have been so inspired by this Scheme that I have created my own Language Angels leaders and 4 of these now help me run a Language Angels ICT club on a Monday lunchtime. We have so far trialled this to 2 year 3 classes and turnout has been amazing. We have even had to turn people away! Language Angels really is the complete package. It is excellent value for money and is a sound investment. Furthermore, Paolo and the team are always incredibly helpful and the service is exceptional. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Date of Posting: 27 November 2018
Posted By: Donna Warrington
(Brookburn Primary School - Manchester)
Teaching French from Y1 to Y6, I found Language Angels to be the perfect tool. Our school have subscribed now for three years and it is getting better and better every year. Children are able to access fun games at home to improve their vocabulary and grammar. The worksheets and other resources are really well made and newcomers to language teaching find the whole website very easy to use and my colleagues got the hang of it very quickly. The price is also a big plus as it is the most reasonable I found on the market for such a rich language website. A huge thank you again and keep it up.
Date of Posting: 27 September 2018
Posted By: Jerome Lantelme
(Middleton Primary School - Nottingham)
Language Angels has completely helped re-invigorate my school’s passion and enjoyment for languages, for which I am very thankful - MFL now constantly features throughout our school day. The lesson plans, resources, interactive songs, games and now also the assessment tools are so easy to use. I would recommend Language Angels to anybody looking to inject a love of languages into their school.
Date of Posting: 11 September 2018
Posted By: Laura Geggus
(Hurst Drive Primary School - Hertfordshire)
We have used Language Angels for three years now and have found the service to be extremely useful. It has supported teachers planning, resources are well organised and easy to use and it has provided a consistency to language teaching throughout the school. Thank you.
Date of Posting: 11 September 2018
Posted By: Elena Print
(Christ Church CE Primary School - Barnet)
As a new prep school teacher, offering multiple languages across all year groups, I have found Language Angels brilliant. Paolo and his team have been extremely helpful when I contacted them asking for advice, for which I am very grateful. The resources are easy to use and very well designed! I consider the annual subscription a very good investment for the school. Thank you for all your work!
Date of Posting: 06 September 2018
Posted By: Roxana Popa
(Stamford Junior School - Stamford)
For non subject specialists, teaching a foreign language is a daunting prospect, even at a very basic level. But with Language Angels, even the teachers who are terrified of foreign languages and otherwise dread delivering MFL enjoy teaching it! Most importantly, the children are engaged, and start picking up and using the language from the very first lesson.
Date of Posting: 13 August 2018
Posted By: Callie Wood
(St Anne's Primary - Manchester)
A fantastic resource for teachers who are not confident in teaching modern foreign languages, that includes planning, all interactive resources and worksheets, differentiation and assessment tools!
Date of Posting: 13 July 2018
Posted By: Markella Afenti-Sassis
(Little Hadham Primary School - Hertfordshire)
Language Angels' French scheme of work has really helped to develop and progress language skills in KS2. With interactive videos and games, lessons have been fun, informative and have helped the children with their key and progressive skills in French. The pupil assessment tool and testing helps the children and teachers to assess their learning and next steps.
Date of Posting: 22 June 2018
Posted By: Helen Procter
(The Meadows Primary School - Staffordshire)
Being new to teaching French this year, I was very keen to try ‘Language Angels’ as all the planning, resources and assessment materials are included. The plans and teaching support notes are clear and easy to follow and the interactive screens are invaluable to non-specialists although I’m sure specialist teachers would happily use them to engage pupils in their learning. Communications from ‘Language Angels’ are timely and informative: Paolo regularly keeps us up to date with new developments and resources. The website is easy to navigate and I have never had any issues with it. I would recommend Language Angels to specialist and non-specialist language teachers.
Date of Posting: 14 May 2018
Posted By: Fiona McLean
(Lionel Walden Primary School - Cambridgeshire)
We are all enjoying our Language Angels experience here at St Faiths Prep, both teachers and pupils alike! As the specialist language teacher here I enjoy the progressive, varied and fun topic areas, that act as additional material to my own plans. Throughout the school from Year 1 to year 6 it has also been a confidence-building tool for all our form teachers, who now offer additional reinforcement sessions in Spanish and French where children speak accurately and with enthusiasm.
Date of Posting: 20 March 2018
Posted By: Helen Stokes
(St Faith’s at Ash School - Kent)