Case Studies & Testimonials

We started using Language Angels in our school in the autumn term of this school year. We searched to find a scheme that was comprehensive enough for staff new to teaching languages to feel confident to deliver their MFL lessons. This scheme is not only in enough detail to do that, but the colourful power points, excellent activities and games, and the structure of each unit are enjoyed so much by our children.

One of the challenges facing teachers when delivering languages is accuracy. AS MFL co coordinator for our school, I have taught the majority of KS2 a language at some point, and the children always want to know WHY a word has to be masculine/feminine and if there is a rule/pattern- amongst many other questions. I have found that the notes provided with each session allow teachers to feel comfortable answering such questions, and teachers can be prepared for them by reading the unit overview provided. The sound bites for each word only add to building confidence of the staff, as pronunciation was a concern to many members of staff.

Language Angels allows you to clearly and easily assess the children in their language learning. Each end of unit assessment provides feedback on how well the children can read, speak, write and listen to the language that they are learning. The nature of the units themselves allows for the teacher to see if children are struggling, and the differentiation provided allows a higher level of support for those who are having more difficulty.

On top of all of the wonderful teaching and learning that takes place within our language sessions now, the staff at Language Angels is extremely professional, helpful and friendly. They respond to emails quickly, they are always at the end of the phone and offer training for schools new to the scheme. They are happy to accommodate the needs of your school, such as topics and how their units can fit in with this. I asked for a suggested yearly overview of units based on the curriculum we teach at school , and Paolo very quickly replied with a sequence that offered progression and kept as closely in line with our wider curriculum as possible, which was extremely helpful!

I would recommend Language Angels to any school. It makes language learning stress free for staff and more importantly fun and accessible for ALL children. We love it here!

 
Date of Posting: 20 April 2015
Posted By: Nicola Macdonald (Hillstone Primary - Birmingham)

I really do like the tasks on this website and have been using them significantly with my classes. I find that it's very easy to navigate and the resources are succinct. What I also like is the fact that there is a great focus on the interactive listening activities. A non-linguist can rely on the listening activities to deliver the lessons without any hesitation.

I do not need to create any resources nor even dip into any other scheme of work.

I also highly rate the resources, not just for the development of children's learning but for the sheer multitude of activities and resources which can help influence my own language learning and in turn helps promote their love of learning languages.

Thumbs up from me!

 
Date of Posting: 05 March 2015
Posted By: Chris Barwell (Scraptoft Valley - Leicester)

Language Angels is easy to use, a god send for those who are less confident delivering MFL, providing engaging resources to enrich your teaching. I would recommend this product!

 
Date of Posting: 16 February 2015
Posted By: Rachael Staples (Burlington Juniors - Yorkshire)
Burlington Junior School - East Riding of Yorkshire

We are using the units in our school to deliver the MFL curriculum. The teachers are comfortable using it as they don’t need to be “French Speakers” and your website makes this less scary and less stressful especially as it is all planned, ready to deliver. I would (and have) recommended it to other schools to try!

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Justine Florido (Lime Walk Primary - Herts)

Language Angels has been really supportive as we have moved over to the New Curriculum 2014. We were already teaching French to our Key Stage 2 pupils, but this resource has given our teachers the confidence to teach MFL in the light of the curriculum changes. The children find the interactive nature of the lessons interesting and the teachers like the planning format. Thank you Language Angels for all your help!

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Wendy-May Foster (Wareside Primary - Herts)

Two Waters Primary School have been using Language Angels to teach French, for around two years. Prior to that, we were using 'bits and bobs' from 'here and there' and in some classes no French was being taught at all! All KS2 teachers now teach French lessons every week and there's even some teaching in KS1 too! Teachers and pupils love the scheme! Teachers, who had previously lacked confidence when delivering a language, now confidently teach the subject. Each lesson has been planned for them, including all of the required resources. The children (and teachers) can hear the vocabulary being pronounced by a French speaker at the click of a button! The games and worksheets have been enjoyed by all age groups. Many of the topics link to subjects being taught in the class, which certainly enhances our creative curriculum. Display material, linked to the topic, reinforces new language learnt and also assists visual learners. In addition to all of this, teachers now have end of unit assessments (self assessments and more formal), which it seems, will satisfy Ofsted criteria. Finally, Language Angels now provide a suggested timetable which shows which topics should be taught for each year group over each half term. This ensures that clear progression is achieved. On a last note, I must also mention the excellent and very prompt support provided by Paolo and Francesca. Thank you Language Angels!

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Jane Hill (Two Waters Primary - Hertfordshire)

Our children love the fun and interactive games on Language Angels, they particularly love the games where they have to beat the clock! The children listen to an authentic French speaker modelling the target language. Lesson worksheets are differentiated for most learners & every unit gives our children an opportunity to practise the 4 language learning skills. I am really enjoying teaching French with Language Angels.

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Samantha Ridout (Downsell Primary School - London)

Teachers are finding Language Angels a fantastic resource. It gives them confidence with pronunciation and lesson planning. The modules are well designed to match curriculum topics which helps to reinforce prior learning across subjects. Links to grammar are strengthened giving an added boost to the focus on English grammar in the new curriculum.

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Bridget Knapper (Burnt Ash Primary - Bromley)

Language Angels has been a brilliant support for me as I was given the task of introducing Spanish across the whole of KS2 this academic year. The scheme Is ‘fool-proof’; each lesson is planned and resources explained step by step for teachers. Added to this, my students really enjoy the games and worksheets the scheme provides, and being able to log on with their individual logons at home means that parents can be involved in their learning too. Paolo and his team respond to questions and queries quickly and can’t do enough to help!

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Helen Manly (Bowmansgreen Primary - Hertfordshire)

Language Angels supported our teachers who are not specialists in MFL and those who can't speak Spanish. They used the lesson plans to either follow or for ideas and the resources were very useful especially those with the sound buttons as they didn't feel embarrassed by having to speak a language they were not confident in to the children.

 
Date of Posting: 03 January 2015
Posted By: Susan Wiles (Bursted Wood Primary - Bexleyheath)


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