Foreign languages are a compulsary subject at Key Stage 2 - the government have stressed that teaching modern or ancient foreign languages should "lay the foundations" or foreign language learning at Key Stage 3. Pupils should be taught to:
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
- Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions and respond to those of others, and seek clarification and help.
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
- Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, expressing their ideas clearly.
- Describe people, pleases, things and actions in speech and in writing.
You can read the full Ofsted report outlining the requirements here.