(St Botolph's CoE Primary School - Kent)
As a school, we have introduced Language Angels to provide our staff with an easy-to-use programme to deliver language lessons without the need for teachers to have language skills of their own, and with minimal lesson planning required. The provision of power points with audio provided by native speakers, and differentiated worksheets has been fundamental to the success of this. The detail and transparency of Language Angels' approach has facilitated the overarching vision and planning of units mapped against the national curriculum to ensure our pupils progress and can maximise their learning opportunities. I also appreciate the CPD opportunities and support offered by the Language Angels team and look forward to using them for years to come. Additionally, the home learning platform provided during lockdown has been a big hit with many pupils and classes, and a fantastic additional resource for which we are grateful.
(St Nicholas CE VA Primary School - Hertfordshhire)
Our school started using Language Angels following a recommendation from a colleague based on using it in a previous school. We have been using it now for over a year and feel it has really enhanced our provision. It enables all our language teachers to feel confident that they are delivering a structured and well planned curriculum. The variety of topics and resources keep pupils engaged and there is a great balance between listening, speaking, writing and reading activities. For the subject leader, Language Angels offers fantastic support in terms of model policies, curriculum planning documents and assessment resources.
(St Leonard’s C of E Primary School - Staffordshire)
We have been using Language Angels since September and have had a very positive experience so far. Prior to this, MFL teaching was not as consistent as we would have liked resulting in gaps in the children's knowledge. Paolo and his team worked with me to create a bespoke two-year plan to plug those gaps. The children have enjoyed the units we have used so far and even staff with little or no MFL experience are now teaching units with increasing confidence. The units are extremely clear to follow, with follow-up activities for a range of abilities and assessments to track progression. During lockdown we have given access to the home school section which has allowed our pupils to continue to learn at home. This is brilliant and easy to use and we have had great feedback from parents.
(Woodfield Academy - Redditch)
I have been teaching French to primary and middle school aged pupils for over 20 years. I have always used a textbook-based resource and have supplemented this with my own PowerPoints, worksheets and video clips etc. Since starting at Woodfield Academy in September 2019, I have been teaching French to all of year 5 and 6, using Language Angels, which I had not previously been aware of! I find Language Angels extremely easy to follow and like the progression of skills and assessments provided. My pupils really enjoy the lessons and are fully engaged with the activities. Differentiated work is included in every lesson, so each pupil is able to achieve success. There are a range of activities, focusing on all 4 skills. It has been particularly useful during the current lockdown to support our pupils' French learning at home.
(Van Gogh Primary School - London)
As a school we have been using Language Angels since October 2020. The lesson plans and slides are amazing and very easy to follow. The children absolutely love learning Spanish this way and have picked up the language very quickly. Being a non-Spanish speaker presents no problem since the audio attachments does all the pronunciation for you. In terms of assessment, everything is laid out for you and you can track progress very easily. This is a programme that I would recommend to any school.
(Longney C of E Primary Academy - Gloucestershire)
We are new to Language Angels this year and it has enabled us to introduce French across the school, with clear progression planned in. We are a mixed age school so introducing it across KS2 at the same time might have been tricky but Language Angels have provided fantastic support and planning suggestions. The children love Language Angels and have made fast progress in a short time. They have also enjoyed carrying on with it during lockdown. As a teacher it is easy to use, even for non specialists. Could not recommend it more highly!
(St. John's C of E Primary School - County Durham)
We have been very impressed with Language Angels as a complete primary language programme. Both specialists and non-specialists in our school have thoroughly enjoyed using the resources, saving them a lot of time with planning and preparing lessons. The audio pronunciation for each word has been particularly useful for our non-specialist KS2 teachers. Our children find the lessons and activities engaging as they learn and develop their French language skills. As MFL subject leader, I am also impressed by the supporting documents and the clear built-in progression, which ensures pupils make progress throughout KS2. I would highly recommend Language Angels to any primary school looking to improve their delivery of primary languages in school.
(Runnymede St Edward’s Catholic Primary School - Liverpool)
I would like to thank Language Angels for the huge fun my students are having with the lessons. I am very glad we had Language Angels to hand during lock down. The interactive lessons are a hit or "boss" as so many students described them. Thank you Language Angels for making my language angels happy!
(St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Bishop's Stortford)
I have used Language Angels to support my French lessons for a few years now and find it very useful. The children enjoy the games we can play together and the worksheets reduce the time I need to spend planning. I highly recommend Language Angels to other schools and teachers as it does provide a good scheme of work that engages the children.
(Sidmouth Primary School - Devon)
Our school has used Language Angels to support our teaching and learning of French for a couple of years now. They have a wide range of lessons with games and PowerPoints to engage learners. The sound files also support children and teaching staff with pronunciation of words. We are really happy with Language Angels and the team there who are easy to contact and get help from.