Modern Languages Introduction

Foreign language skills play an important role in our modern society and enable learners to make connections with different people and their cultures, gaining greater insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world. In addition, the ability to use language lies at the heart of thinking and learning. Learners reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language and the study of a Modern Language has a unique contribution to make to the enhancement of a young person’s literacy, benefitting students’ general education and personal development. These skills will not only be extremely valuable for many career paths and enhance young people’s future employability in the global market, they will also enable them to play a fuller part as global citizens.

French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.

As well as being spoken in 23 countries and being the world’s largest first language after Mandarin Chinese, Spanish is also one of the official languages of the European Community, the United Nations and international conferences.

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Modern Languages Staff
Mrs N. Genebre – Acting Faculty Principal Teacher
Ms C. Benkemoun
Mrs F. Durden
Ms M. Lang