At Crossways, we believe in early language exposure as a method of strengthening our children’s understanding of languages and the links to their knowledge of the English language. From KS2 children at Crossways will have the opportunity to learn French. This will encompass a wide knowledge of this language and will also develop an awareness of the culture in a foreign country. The cornerstone of the languages curriculum is to enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and writing. Teaching a modern foreign language should also provide opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and to broaden the child’s approach to a new language. It should also open up different paths to learn a multitude of languages.