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Modern Languages

'A different language is a different vision of life.' - Federico Fellini

English is just not enough.  Believe it or not, not everyone speaks or wants to speak English.  A language will always  be useful, no matter what you do.  Languages mean business and speaking a language will make you really stand out. Speaking more than one language increases your brain capacity and improves your memory.  They’re good for you!

Languages are a life skill and one which is highly valued by employers. They can help you to develop your problem-solving skills and make you more adaptable, resourceful and creative.  Languages are a social skill too.   Learning how to meet and greet people from other countries and cultures is a valued skill. Learning a language really improves your communication skills.  The skills learned in a language lesson can be transferred to other curriculum subjects.

In class you will get to study a wide range of topics all about different people and cultures, not just how to speak.  You will read books and magazines, watch films and listen to songs in their native language and amazingly enough you will be able to understand them too!  You will be able to communicate with people if you choose to go abroad and that is a real achievement.  You will have the opportunity to take part in exchanges and visits, as well as welcoming people from other countries and cultures into our classrooms.

Miss D Germain: Head of Modern Languages Faculty. Head of French

Miss J Broughton:  French and Spanish

Ms C de Glanville: Spanish and French

Mrs H Maxted: French