For many of our families with Primary-aged children, selecting a foreign language at the end of Year 2 and a new World Language Choice at the end of Year 6 are important decisions. The weight of such a decision is evidenced by the high turnout of parent and guardian attendees at the World Languages presentation. Seeking to guide their children from all Year groups (Nursery through Year 6), over 120 parents joined the workshop to learn more about the available options.
The presentation outlined each of the three main Pathways that Primary students can take. These are: the Thai Pathway, the EAL (English as an Additional Language) Pathway and the MFL (Modern Foreign Language) Pathway. Such Pathways provide structure to language learning, development and acquisition as students move through each academic year, as well as how languages in the Primary school connect to the Secondary curriculum programmes. This workshop was also a great opportunity for parents and guardians to meet the World Language Leaders and Head of Faculty in person, providing time to ask questions and to have conversations about individual circumstances. This was a very welcome event after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic!
If you were unable to attend, the presentation will be available on the Parents’ Gateway. Parents and guardians are welcome to access the presentation at any time throughout the decision-making process of selecting a language choice for their children.