Case Study & Testimonials

Helen Pennicott

(St Joseph's C E Junior School - Chichester)


We have been using Language Angels for several years now. We have found that it has increased staff confidence when teaching MFL. It helps that all of the resources are ready and the progression in pre planned as many non specialists were very concerned re: ensuring this was apparent in lessons. The models of Language in the form of fun videos and the speech option on each ppt, has been amazing for those who by their own admittance, struggle with language and pronunciation. As someone who specializes in French myself, I am very pleased to see that the phonics and grammar are taught, 'as you go.'  In my own primary (and sadly, secondary)language experience, this was not the case and I found that it hindered my language abilities. When taught little and often, we are seeing great results and have more enthused language learners, that I hope will become life long learners of language. Thank you to Paolo and the team for their commitment to encouraging and enhancing languages.

Tricia Kane

(St John Fisher Primary School - Pinner)


As an experienced specialist French teacher, I wasn't sure Language Angels was for me, but after nearly two years using this programme,  I have found that it works for anyone.  There are some really excellent materials which have boosted my classes' confidence in speaking and writing as well as saving me time on planning.  The pupil knowledge organisers, speaking and writing scaffolds and pupil glossaries are a fantastic support.  As a specialist, I still provide my pupils with a range of other materials, but I have found Language Angels provides an excellent foundation for my curriculum, as well as ensuring continuity of provision.

Helen McCarthy

(Silsoe CofE VC Lower School - Bedfordshire)


I have been using Language Angels since 2016. The units and all the progression documents give us the confidence that we are covering all aspects of the curriculum that allows the children to build on their learning.  As MFL lead, I wanted a scheme that would give all staff confidence to teach French whatever their own abilities.  I love the support we receive from Paolo and the team.  They are always there to solve technical and curriculum issues at anytime. I moved schools recently and straight away signed up my new school to Language Angels.

Sarah Cartlidge

(Cabot Primary School - Bristol)


As a specialist languages teacher, I previously taught French to all of our KS2 pupils as well as being MFL Subject Lead. I used a scheme of work as a basis for the curriculum, but freely adapted it with materials from many sources. I then took a slightly different role within the school, delivering maths and literacy interventions to students, particularly in the aftermath of Covid, meaning that the class teachers would need to deliver French lessons themselves. It became immediately obvious that my scheme was unsuitable non-specialist staff, and after seeking recommendations from colleagues in the Bristol area, I chose Language Angels as a replacement. I can only say that it has been even more successful than I hoped. Lessons happen every week (the acid test in a crowded timetable!), teachers are confident to deliver lessons and the pupils enjoy their learning. The support from Paolo and the team is second to none, with a personal approach that is rare to find. This was three years ago, and I can see that if I do eventually go back to classroom teaching, there would be uproar if I tried to change back to the old scheme! Thank you Language Angels!

Andrea Pemberton

(Rauceby Primary School - Sleaford)


Language Angels has provided us with a robust sequence of learning, which ensures our language offer is the best it can be. It ensures consistent delivery of a language across all classes and can be delivered by non- specialists, still ensuring the quality of education for all is high. What stands out is the planning for listening, reading and writing, which we had not seen planned as effectively as Language Angels provides and also supports all learners to achieve. Thank you Language Angels.

Erika Kinton

(Bellfield Junior School - Birmingham)


Our school's teaching of MFL French has gone from strength to strength since we started using Language Angels three years ago. We have adapted it to suit our school as a separate Junior School but Its interactive resources are excellent to support teachers who may not be as confident in teaching a MFL and help all children to progress with their learning. Many of the units link brilliantly to other areas of the curriculum and can be used as retrieval practice for subjects such as science, History and geography. The children really gain from each of the units and love hearing, speaking and now even writing French! We can highly recommend subscribing to Language Angels and look forward to continuing to subscribe in future years.

Khansa Ali

(Parkinson Lane Community Primary School - Halifax)


We have been using Language Angels since September 2023. I have never enjoyed teaching French as much! It is easy to use, gives confidence as a non-French speaking teacher and is built in a way where you are teaching small steps, whilst still adhering to the strands, speaking, listening, reading and writing consistently.

Allyson Bath

(Shorne C of E Primary School - Kent)


Before our school began Language Angels, French was only sporadically taught, due to lack of resources, subject knowledge and confidence in speaking. Since subscribing to Language Angels, French is now taught once a week across years 2 to 6. The children love the songs and presentations, and the teachers appreciate the ease of delivery. It has totally revolutionised the way our school teaches language.

The MFL Team .

(Brompton-Westbrook Primary School - Kent)


Language Angels is a fantastic resource to support teaching a language to your children.  The website is very easy to use, with every lesson accompanied by a colourful slides, sound bites to teach correct pronunciation and progressive challenges.  They are also supported by interactive and fun learning resources including word searches, songs, bingo games to name a few.  For teachers, there is clear progression guidance and support including adaptive resources, phonics charts, classroom displays and clear plans.  Language Angels will even map out your suggested curriculum, working in alignment with your children’s previous language knowledge. Overall I would highly recommend using the Language Angels programme as we have seen great improvement in children’s confidence and understanding and enjoyment of French.

Jon Robinson

(St. Andrew's Maghull C of E Primary School - Liverpool)


We have been using Language Angels for just over a year. The materials provided are outstanding and really make teaching French as simple as possible for teaching staff who are not overly confident in languages. Although it makes teaching MfL straightforward, this does not, by any stretch, mean it lacks challenge and rigour. The lessons, and lesson sequences, are well structured to drive progress in languages and fulfil, and go way beyond, the requirements of the National Curriculum. The lessons are engaging and the songs and games support teaching and learning, making it interesting for learners. As MfL lead with little experience of leading this, I found the supporting resources (Progression maps, policies, rationales etc) extremely useful. Equally, we have accessed the CPD videos available for staff CPD, and found that the phonics clips and ‘embedding French in everyday practice’ clips invaluable for staff development.