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In our school we teach a foreign language to all children as part of the Key Stage 2 school curriculum. We do this for several reasons.  Firstly, we believe that many children really enjoy learning to speak another language.  Secondly, we also believe that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language in question is acquired.  We also believe that it is a good idea to introduce a new language to children when they are at primary school, as they tend to be less self-conscious about speaking aloud at this stage of their development.  It is widely believed that the early acquisition of a foreign language facilitates the learning of other foreign languages later in life.