700 Reasons: Reason #359

Reason: 359
Through the study of a foreign language…Pupils also learn about the basic structures of language. They explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English or another language, and learn how language can be manipulated and applied in different ways. Their listening, reading and memory skills improve, and their speaking and writing become more accurate. The development of these skills, together with pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the structure of language, lay the foundations for future study of other languages
DFEE, QCA (1999) Modern Foreign Languages: The National Curriculum for England (London: HMSO)
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English Mother Tongue, Key skills, Language awareness, Language learning skills, Linguistics, Secondary sector