HOW LLC SUPPORTS THE FOUR CORE PURPOSES.
Languages, literacy and communication are about developing knowledge, skills and dispositions in oracy, reading, writing and literature within and across languages. They also develop learners’ cultural understanding and identity, their sense of self, and their place and voice in society which can contribute significantly to a thriving economy and cultural life for Wales.
Languages, literacy and communication contribute to developing ambitious, capable learners who are effective communicators in Welsh, in English, in other languages and through digital media. Meaningful contexts will stimulate learners to acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding, develop positive attitudes to language learning and ultimately become intrinsically motivated to learn and use languages.
Learning languages brings different perspectives. Being confident in using languages enables learners to adapt skilfully to different roles and contexts, think creatively, solve problems and take risks, becoming enterprising, creative contributors, both individually and collaboratively.
Languages, literacy and communication contribute to developing ethical, informed citizens. Learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to participate confidently and make their voice heard effectively. They will learn how to engage critically with languages and literature across a range of media. Languages and literature develop learners’ sense of identity, helping them to understand their culture and community, and gain a feeling of belonging. Developing skills in languages, literacy and communication can help learners to keep themselves and others safe in the real and virtual world. Healthy, confident individuals can articulate their feelings, interpret those of others, and develop positive relationships.