(Newdigate Primary School - Bedworth)
Our school has been fortunate to benefit from our subscription to Language Angels for a number of years now. Prior to signing up, we found that teachers in our school lacked confidence in teaching MFL and that children were unenthused by the prospect of learning languages. Since signing up we have seen a significant improvement in teaching and learning. Both teachers and Learning Support Assistants feel confident to teach MFL due to the support and range of resources that Language Angels provides. We also find that the children now love their MFL lessons due to the fun visuals and resources provided.
(Sticklands Primary School - Dorset)
Language Angels is a fantastic resource - enabling confident and non-French speakers alike to deliver interesting and engaging lessons to the children. There is a great variety of differentiated activities, games, songs and more to choose from in each unit meaning an end to searching for resources (with support and challenge). One of the aspects that I like the most, is the confidence that Paolo, Francesca and the Language Angels approach gives me as MFL Subject Leader. They provide tracking tools, subject leader advice and all the resources that you require to show that you are providing a systematic and progressive approach to modern languages teaching. CPD sessions are also offered and specifically delivered to give practical tips and understanding of the key requirements. I would recommend it to anyone looking to deliver a structured and fun approach to language provision.
(Boldmere Junior School - Sutton Coldfield)
Language Angels is a fantastic scheme of work that has really transformed the way our school teaches French. Since using Language Angels, we have seen such a difference in the engagement of the children and it has really brought a love of language into the school. The website is incredibly user friendly and the high quality resources have saved teachers so much time. Each lesson ensures children take part in speaking, listening, reading and writing activities which has increased the progression for the children. We now feel that they are so much better prepared for the transition into secondary school language learning. Additionally, Language Angels always go above and beyond to interact with our school on Twitter which we are so appreciative of! Thank you Language Angels!
(Nene and Ramnoth Primary School - Wisbech)
Language Angels is a great tool to help teach another language to our children. It has great videos for us teachers to learn from. The range of activities the children do is great. We did a pupil voice and they all said they loved learning with Language Angels as it was fun and they liked the part where it helps to pronounce the words and sounds.
(St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School - Warrington)
We initially started considered changing our Language scheme provider during the first National lockdown, as our school’s IT platform was not compatible with that of the scheme provider - although online learning was available, often it did not match the unit of work classes were following. I enquired about a trial scheme. Language Angels was trialled after reading testimonies from other MFL teachers. The children were told what was happening with regard to the trial and their opinions sought for each Language Angel lesson they had. Unanimously, the children preferred Language Angels. However, it became clearer that as a school we had made the right choice after I had completed teaching the first unit. I had looked at the various videos, uploaded each classes’ individual children’s names, then after inputting the assessment scores, I was given an overall score in percentage terms and Mastery; Exceeding Expectations; Meeting Expectations; Working Towards Expectations and Below Expectations. I could also use informal “I can” assessments. The scheme matches National Curriculum expectations; has key vocabulary, knowledge organisers for each unit. It has Early Language, Intermediate and Progressive Language levels, plus many units within each level, so I can ensure breadth and depth of language learning throughout Key Stage 2. As a school, we are due to be inspected this academic year. I was recently interviewed by a School Improvement Partner in preparation for a possible MFL “deep dive” style interview - I was able to provide evidence to support my answers, as support and guidance given in Language Angels curriculum and tracking and data areas is thorough. I’m completing the school’s first term using Language Angels - I absolutely love watching the children’s engagement and enjoyment in learning Spanish - best of all, I love their informal comments whenever they see me - usually in Spanish, always asking when they’re next having their formal lesson!
(The Galfrid School - Cambridge)
Language Angels is an essential teaching and learning resource for me, especially as I am completely new to Spanish, not knowing a word of it other than Hola, Adios, Agua con gas or Agua sin gas when I'm on holiday! The resource is easy to navigate and very straight forward to use. The interactive, ready-made slides are great fun, engaging pupils and teachers alike, whilst the differentiated, ready-made resources for every lesson accommodate all stages of learning.
(Worlaby Academy - Brigg)
Please find herewith a testimonial from one of my teachers... My confidence in teaching French has increased significantly and I find myself really enjoying teaching the French lessons. The children are able to use their knowledge from prior lessons to complete the current task. I feel that the children are enjoying the French lessons too and love the interactive games that are available. ... and myself I cannot praise Language Angels enough. They have increased the confidence of my staff in delivering lessons and the children look forward to their French lessons each week. There is a great balance or oral work, reading and written work building towards conversational French. The resources are excellent . As a small school I had to have the plans personalised to meet the requirements of our mixed age classes and Paolo and his team swiftly organised that for us. They are also always available to support with any issue you may have.
(Overchurch Junior School - Birkenhead)
Our school started using Language Angels this year. We have found it to be easy to access, very straightforward with clear concise lessons. The children enjoy the games and are even excited about the assessments! We found it has enhanced our children's learning.
(Great Sankey Primary School - Warrington)
Language Angels has been great for our staff having previously used an outdated scheme that required a lot of additional work to use effectively and that didn’t support teachers with developing subject knowledge. Language Angels has however equipped our teachers with easy to use resources, CPD support and is something the children enjoy with specialist speakers providing voice and sound clips for correct pronunciation. Language learning made much easier! Thank you!
(Newlands Primary School - Kent)
Everything about Language Angels is amazing! Right from the start of setting up the subscription to the actual teaching of the lesson. The website is easy to navigate around. When I have a query, the team is happy to help regardless of how silly my query is. The lessons are well planned and it is so helpful to have the pronunciation of the words there for you (especially as I'm not a French speaker) The children love the games and songs and, as the subject lead, I find having all the relevant documentation in one place extremely helpful (progression, assessments, guidance etc.) I have attended CPD which I found very interesting. I personally think the subscription to Language Angels is well worth the money.