Teacher Toolkit: Teaching Primary MFL in Multilingual Key Stage 2 Classrooms

Impact

Narrative

This toolkit is aimed at teaching professionals delivering modern foreign language (MFL) lessons to Key Stage 2 pupils in multilingual primary school settings in England. If you are currently teaching MFL to classes that have a mix of both children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) and monolingual English speaking children, this toolkit is here to support your pedagogical practice. There is a focus on French and Spanish teaching as these are the two most commonly taught languages in primary schools in England (Tinsley & Board, 2017). However, the concepts, ideas and suggestions made here are all transferable across languages.