We believe that Modern Foreign Languages will encourage students to develop an awareness of, and a respect for languages and cultures other than their own and stimulate a positive attitude and mutual respect towards speakers of foreign languages. Students will also be encouraged to develop their understanding of themselves and their own culture and develop linguistic and social skills which will enable them to survive and succeed in both familiar and unfamiliar situations.
Every student in the Language department is expected to bring correct equipment and book to every lesson. It is their responsibility to keep their book and folder clean. Pupils are not expected to buy dictionaries for use in school, although this would help for homework. Homework is set once a week and often involves use of ICT to learn vocabulary.
The department is also linking up to international schools to share projects and experiences.
"A little language makes a lot of difference! English is not enough" - Trevor MacDonald