(George Washington Primary School - Tyne & Wear)
After researching a range of different MFL learning schemes, I found that Language Angels best suited the needs of my school. What really appealed to me was the wide range of resources that are accessible for all ages and abilities. My school has had fantastic support in establishing this scheme. Paolo worked closely with me to create a bespoke whole school overview that would help the children get the most out of their Spanish learning scheme. Language Angels integrated really smoothly into our weekly teaching. Despite having limited to no experience with teaching Spanish, my colleagues are becoming more confident in teaching Spanish with the support of their resources. All the children love their Spanish lessons in school and look forward to them every week. My year 1 class in particular have been learning about animals. They love the song that accompanies the learning and ask me to play it on repeat. I would fully recommend Language Angels to any teachers who are looking for a MFL teaching scheme.
(St Patrick's RC Primary School - Leamington Spa)
Language Angels is a fantastic resource that supports the delivery of MFL in our school. Everything teachers need can easily be accessed and all planning and worksheets are provided. The scheme is easy to follow, and teachers do not prior knowledge to deliver lessons. As a result of Language Angles, teachers feel more confident in delivering French lessons. Children enjoy the interactive PowerPoints, games and worksheets and the end of topic assessments are simply to carry out. They are engaged during lessons and eager to participate.
(Usworth Colliery Primary School - Washington)
Language Angels is a very supportive community and the staff are quick to respond the any queries.
The lessons plans and resources are plentiful and are clear and well received by both staff and pupils. The huge wealth and range of resources allows teachers (especially non-specialist teachers) to gain confidence in delivering sessions.
(Milford Junior School - Yeovil)
One of the biggest challenges of teaching a language at primary level is ensuring that all class teachers feel confident delivering lessons even if they are not a language specialist. For us, Language Angels has helped us to meet this challenge. Teachers who feel they are not confident with language teaching have been able to use the power points and other materials to deliver successful lessons which has boosted their confidence, ensuring that MFL is less likely to be dropped off our busy timetables. I have recently spoken to a colleague who had been asked to cover French for the first time and reached out for advice. It took me no time at all to show her how to access the program of learning and start planning her first lesson which she told me after had been a great success. She particularly liked the sound buttons which allowed her to teach the correct pronunciation of the vocabulary being studied. We are pleased at how Language Angels has supported French learning at Milford and it forms the basis of our lesson planning for this subject through the school.
(Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School - East Sussex)
What most impresses me is that Language Angels is constantly self-improving. The expertise behind the planning is evident in the progression tasks and activities and the way that they are keeping their finger on the pulse to see what new ideas and technologies will further improve the resources and support the children’s motivation and learning.
The resources are well-sequenced and there are ready-made resources available to provide deeper learning and practice.
Although I am a language specialist I can see the benefits of using LA as a non-specialist as there is so much support available from lesson plans and ideas to pre-populated answers sheets. The biggest advantage for a non-socialist is that every piece of language has an audio button for accurate modelling which is so helpful in addressing the worry of mid-pronunciation.
Can’t wait for what’s coming next!
(Longney C of E Primary Academy - Gloucestershire)
Language Angels is great for specialists and non-specialists alike. The plans are well structured with a good variety of activities and with all the relevant paperwork and progression. Some children also access the games at home and say they really enjoy them. Staff are always really helpful and prompt at getting back with answers to queries and the recent CPD I did was very informative.
(Burgh by Sands School - Cumbria)
Language Angels is a fantastic resource. It can be used by teachers with no experience of language teaching as the resources are extremely easy to follow. It provides excellent resources to consolidate learning and the children thoroughly enjoy the lessons. I would recommend this resource to anyone who is looking for a comprehensive modern foreign language scheme to use within a Primary School setting.
(Portway Junior School - Derbyshire)
Languages Angels has provided me with everything I need as an MFL coordinator. All the planning is done and the interactive slides make the lessons fun and engaging. The assessment tools are fantastic as all you have to do is to input your data and the progress of each child is automatically calculated, including the class progress. I teach French to all of the UKS2 and with the Language Angels resources I have the time to look at and adapt my lessons to meet the needs of most children at my school. I don't have to spend hours to plan and design resources for each lesson - I can really concentrate on the teaching and learning of French! Also, the CPDs are so valuable and up to date with the National Curriculum, which for me is key as it is hard to try to make sense of all the expectations. Language Angels CPDs enables me to understand and prepare for an eventual inspection but most importantly helps me to deliver high standard French lessons, including phonics, grammar and vocabulary.
(Battle Primary School - Reading)
As a teacher who had only basic Spanish language, we decided to adopt Language Angels as a scheme that could deliver a varied selection of topics across KS2. I find it very easy to pick up and use with no prior vocabulary knowledge. There’s always English translated PowerPoints or notes to help those of us with no knowledge. The sound buttons guide you through correct pronunciation of words so the children always have a ‘native speaker’ to guide them, and the grammar sections help explain what to look out for in Spanish. The children enjoy the songs in the animation section and the lessons have so much content and repetition built into the animated presentations. It is easy to deliver without much planning burden. There’s a range of worksheets to choose from as activities as well as snap card games, or just games from the games section. It makes it possible for anyone to teach a high-quality Spanish lesson, without worrying about personal knowledge and enables our school to plan for progression across KS2.
(Wheatcroft School - Stansted)
Paolo and Francesca at Language Angels have been really supportive. As a new MFL lead they have provided excellent advice and have been at the end of the phone with any queries or questions.