Languages, Literacy and Communication
What Matters Statements
- Languages connect us
Languages connect us with people, places and communities. This Area is designed to equip learners, as citizens of a bilingual Wales in a multilingual world, with the ability to use Welsh, English and international languages.
- Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us
Languages and literacy are fundamental to human communication. They enable us to make sense of what is heard, read and seen, and thus to develop our understanding, empathy and our ability to respond and to mediate effectively.
- Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication
Clear and effective communication through spoken and written language is an important life skill. It calls for the ability to use and adapt language in a range of roles, genres, forms, media and styles and in a suitable register. In a bilingual and multilingual context, this also calls for the ability to choose an appropriate language and to mediate.
- Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity.
Literature expands horizons. In all its forms it can inspire and motivate us, while also helping us to learn more about language and communication.