(St Anne's Primary - Manchester)
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.
(Little Hadham Primary School - Hertfordshire)
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!
(The Meadows Primary School - Staffordshire)
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.
(Lionel Walden Primary School - Cambridgeshire)
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.
(St Faith’s at Ash School - Kent)
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.
(All Saints Primary School - Northamptonshire)
I requested a trial of Language Angels before the end of the academic year with a view to starting teaching as soon as we came back in the new year. I teach it to my Year 3s and they love it! I have also noticed that I hear snippets of French language in the corridor, even though not all year groups have started teaching it yet, which is a new experience for us. I believe this is down to the content of Language Angels materials which make it possible to use the language in real life situations. The resources are easy to prepare and are engaging for the learners. Also, the units can be linked to other NC topics such as 'The Romans' and the additional support that our pupils can get from the online games has proved useful for those who wish to extend or revise their vocabulary. I am very glad that I changed our SOW to Language Angels ; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other schools - indeed I already have!
(Darlinghurst School - Leigh on Sea, Essex)
I have been using Language Angels with my primary school. We needed to start teaching Spanish at a basic level, as the children were new to learning Spanish. The teachers in my school have found the site useful as you can click on the words and see how they are pronounced correctly. There are also lots of visuals to help the children. I have enjoyed using the resources and hopefully new material will be added, in order to improve the website even further. I like the songs as this helps make the lessons more memorable.
(Northern Parade Junior School - Portsmouth)
As a school we made the difficult decision to switch from French to Spanish at the end of last year because this reflected what our pupils want to learn and what our secondary schools are looking for. Once we had made this decision we hunted high and low to find a resource that would engage our pupils and that our staff would feel comfortable using, particularly after years of teaching French! Language Angels has certainly exceeded our brief. The resources are easy to access by teachers and cover supervisors and the clear framework has ensured that pupils have made good progress in all areas of the languages curriculum this term. Staff and pupils alike are enjoying their Spanish learning and we are making progress together.
(St Aidan's Primary School - Liverpool)
Our school began using Language Angels this year, after it was highly recommended. To date, the children have absolutely loved learning a new language in such a fun, engaging way. Language Angels has it all; speaking, listening, differentiated writing activities and a thorough tracking and assessment tool that has direct links across the curriculum. Language Angels is the perfect scheme of work for busy teachers with little language experience . At the touch of a button, everything is done for you, you don't even have to pronounce the words as the authentic Spanish speaker does that all for you. Paolo is amazing, nothing is too much trouble. So much so, with almost no notice at all, he put together an interactive Spanish assembly that I used on international day. The children really enjoyed themselves and showed copious amounts of enthusiasm to continue learning an additional language. Moreover, it is excellent value for money. The teachers and children from St Aidan's Catholic Primary School would like to say a huge GRACIAS to everyone at Language Angels for making our learning so fun!
(Sidmouth C of E Primary School - Devon)
Language Angels has given us a framework which has supported teachers with less subject knowledge and less confidence to plan and deliver progressive and challenging lessons. We know our pupils will now be much better prepared for languages at Key Stage 3.