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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School


Morden Foreign Language (MFL) EWPS

At Ellen Wilkinson Primary School our choice of foreign language is Mandarin. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to acquire understanding in a modern foreign language. They will be taught a measure of fluency in the language, communication and pronunciations. They will also be taught how to engage in short and long conversation with their peers and other partner schools.How we teach MFL

How we teach MFL

Every class in KS2 have an hour lesson of Mandarin every week. This lesson is taught by our Mandarin teachers. We follow a programme of study which is in line with the National Curriculum.

Children are given the opportunity to engage in practical learning using concrete resources. They are encouraged to express their language acquisition among themselves.

How we know your child is succeeding

Children’s success can be measured through:

  • Learning Outcome Achieved
  • Fluency in language
  • Stage 1 and 2  YCT
  • Awareness of Chinese culture and heritage
  • Motivated to learn outside school





Quarter 4 Update

In this quarter, our Mandarin Assistants have been working hard to ensure that the pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 are having a full coverage of the curriculum. In addition, our pupils are experiencing Chinese culture and heritage.

The photographs above shows a highlight of the activities presented to parents and children during parent's evening. 

Our pupils are taught to reflect on their learning and encouraged to actively communicate to fluency. Our pupils are given the opportunity to take the international Young Chinese Test (YCT) when they are ready.

 Our Mandarin Assistants now host Mandarin after school club once a week. This gives the pupils the additional opportunity to further explore fun learning activities and games.

Curriculum map and key documents

If you would like to find out more information, please contact:



Abi Mustafa

MFL coordinator         

  Miss Wang Haomeng

Mandarin Assistant             


Mrs Yanchun Yang                              Mandarin Assistant 

                                              Miss Zimeng Fan

Mandarin Assistant