Languages, Literacy and Communication

The LLC area of learning will enable all learners to gain knowledge and skills in Welsh, English and international languages as well as literature. Where applicable, its provision will include opportunities to learn Welsh and English as additional languages (WAL/EAL) and to learn other home or community languages too. This multilingual approach will ignite learners’ enthusiasm and provide them with a firm foundation for a lifelong interest in learning subsequent languages and in literature from Wales and the world. This area of learning and experience will place emphasis on the joy not only of language learning but also of literature, experienced either as consumers or creators.

Statement detailing how the AoLE supports the 4 purposes:

The Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience will contribute to developing ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives by enabling them to communicate effectively across a variety of media using Welsh, English and international languages.

Engaging critically with languages and literature across a range of genres and media develops learners’ sense of identity and allows them to understand their culture and community, nurturing a sense of the responsibilities they have to themselves, to others around them and to the wider world. Therefore developing ethical, informed citizens of wales and the world.

A key aspect of effective language learning is the willingness to take risks in trying out new sounds and patterns; thus the skills developed through the Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience will empower learners to become independent and resilient when facing challenges, as well as to become enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.

Languages, Literacy and Communication skills are key to enabling learners to express themselves effectively, and learners who are able to articulate their feelings and interpret those of others are better equipped to develop positive relationships and thus to become healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

What Matters:

1. Learning about identity and culture through languages prepares us to be citizens of Wales and the world.

2. Learners who listen and read effectively are prepared to learn throughout their lives.

3. Learners who speak and write effectively are prepared to play a full part in life and work.

4. Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity.