In Modern Foreign Languages, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign language, being taught by native speakers and enjoy a wide range of resources and activities. Our aim is to equip our learners with the linguistic knowledge and communication skills that enable them to become successful citizens of a global society.
Lessons are aimed to develop our students’ ability in the different linguistic skills -Listening, speaking, reading and writing- as well as providing a unique insight into the culture of the target language country.
In the Modern Foreign Languages department we are passionate about communication. We believe that everyone should be able to communicate their thoughts, views, ideas and feelings without encountering unnecessary barriers. We believe that everyone should feel confident to express themselves in another language, without fear to fail. At the end of the day, communicating with each other is what constitutes the core focus of every language in the world.
We expect our learners to try their best, fostering participation in lessons through encouragement and praise, regarding mistakes as learning opportunities, as a chance for everyone to provide feedback and suggest improvements and, ultimately, to reinforce an understanding of how the language works.
We also believe that language learning can impact positively on different areas, as the skills that learners develop in the process of language acquisition are transferrable to other subjects. It makes us proud to be able to contribute to the improvement and strengthening of students’ literacy.
Our team is dedicated and will offer the support needed by every individual pupil to maximise their chances of developing their language skills and confidence to put their knowledge into practice. We continuously assess our learners’ progress and provide verbal and written feedback on every single aspect of the language, in order to clearly indicate ways to improve performance in the subject.
We regularly carry out residential trips to countries where the target languages are spoken, which provide pupils with a first-hand experience in the real setting. As well as enjoying opportunities to interact and communicate with locals in everyday life situations, students develop their awareness of other cultures.