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MFL at Abbeys

At Abbeys we teach an engaging Spanish Curriculum. Spanish is often considered an excellent language choice for primary school students for several reasons:

Global Importance: Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world by native speakers, with over 460 million speakers across more than 20 countries. Learning Spanish opens doors to communication and cultural understanding in various parts of the world, including Europe, the Americas, and even parts of Africa and Asia.

Cultural Enrichment: Spanish is deeply intertwined with rich cultures from Spain, Latin America, and other Spanish-speaking regions. Learning Spanish exposes students to diverse traditions, literature, music, art, and cuisine, fostering a broader appreciation of global diversity.

Career Opportunities: With the increasing globalisation of economies, proficiency in Spanish can enhance career prospects in fields such as business, tourism, diplomacy, education, healthcare, and more. Bilingualism is an asset in many job markets, and Spanish proficiency can provide a competitive edge.

Cognitive Benefits: Learning a second language at a young age has been shown to have cognitive benefits, including improved problem-solving skills, enhanced creativity and better multitasking abilities.

Ease of Learning: Spanish is often considered one of the easier languages for English speakers to learn due to its relatively simple grammar, phonetic spelling, and widespread availability of resources for learners. Starting Spanish education early allows students to develop a strong foundation in the language, making further proficiency easier to achieve.

Social Interaction: Learning Spanish enables students to connect with Spanish-speaking peers both locally and internationally, fostering friendships and cross-cultural understanding. 

Spanish stands out as an excellent choice for primary school education due to its global relevance, cultural richness, career opportunities, cognitive benefits, ease of learning, and social advantages.

Please see below some examples of the Children's work during Spanish lessons