At Rosendale, all children learn a modern foreign language during curriculum time. We have a full-time Mandarin teacher and Chinese teaching assistant and also a part-time French teacher.
Mandarin is taught in years 3 and 4 every day. Nursery and Reception have a weekly Mandarin class. Year 6 have daily language lessons in either Mandarin or French and Years 1, 2 and 5 have French lessons three times a week.
We have partner schools in China and France. We can practise our French at home using the linguascope website. Please make use of it for fun games, not only in French but also Spanish, German, Italian and Russian!
We celebrate Chinese New Year as a whole school and have a languages celebration day during the summer term.
Rosendale is one of only three schools in the country to be awarded Confucius Classroom Status by the Office of Chinese Language, for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. In December 2015 we were delighted to win the Confucius Classroom of the Year Award at the 10th Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai.
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