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The Language College specialism is divided into two strands: internal and external initiatives.

Internal initiatives 

Within the school community, we aim to promote the enriching capacities of learning languages in general, and emphasise the value of language skills for later life. We see languages also as a tool to combine a number of different curriculum areas, and incorporate bilingual learning into our G+T programme at school.   


Initiatives to enrich the students’ experience of language learning take many forms: 
1. Cross curricular and vertical year group G&T sessions, combining a language with a subject content, are run in each main language taught, across all Key Stages 
2. Every year, Autumn Term Creativity Week focuses on collaborative subject, language and cultural content for Year 7 students, in French, German, Spanish and Latin 
3. A variety of study visits and exchanges are offered to learners of all Key Stages and experiences are disseminated to the broadest of audiences where possible.  
4. The International Day of Languages focuses the entire school community on an international theme. 
5. Every student in the sixth form has the opportunity to have conversation classes with native speakers. 
6. Students are supported in taking GCSEs in other community languages. 
7. Extra-curricular clubs related to languages, culture and internationalism are available to students to participate in. 
8. A range of language competitions, both within school and within the local community, to increase engagement and profile of languages. 
9. International Careers Fair 

 

External initiatives 


In line with our commitment as a Confucius Classroom, we aim to maintain the interest of the local community in languages for learners, and respond flexibly to ever-changing requirements through: 
1. Language courses offered to the local community with a programme that addresses all ages, levels of language skills and desired languages. 
2. Language courses specifically aimed at primary school children. 
3. CPD and specialist MFL teaching provided to local primary school teachers. 
4. Language afternoons to promote the variety of languages in the local area. 
5. Language taster/G&T cross-curricular sessions run in local primary and secondary schools.    
6. Language conferences for teachers from other schools 

 

As an IB school, we are keen to share good practice and promote an international approach to learning through international experiences, disseminated to the school community and beyond through the School Newsletter.   

 

 

 

 

Internal initiatives
Within the school community, we aim to promote the enrich
ing capacities of learning languages in
general, and emphasise the value of language skills f
or later life. We see languages also as a tool to
combine a number of different curriculum areas, and incorpora
te bilingual learning into our G+T
programme at school.
Initiatives to enrich the students
experience of language learning take many forms:
Cross curricular and vertical year group G&T sessions, combining
a language with a subject
content, are run in each main language taught, across all
Key Stages
.
Every year, Autumn Term Creativity Week focuses on colla
borative subject, language and
cultural content for Year 7 students, in French, German, Sp
anish and Latin
.
A variety of study visits and exchanges are offered to l
earners of all Key Stages and
experiences are disseminated to the broadest of audien
ces where possible.
The International Day of L
anguages focuses the entire school community on an international
theme.
Every student in the sixth form has the opportunity
to have conversation classes with native
speakers.
Students are supported in taking GCSEs in other communi
ty languages.
Extra-curricular clubs related to languages, culture and in
ternationalism are available to
students to participate in.
A range of language competitions, both within school a
nd within the local community, to
increase engagement and profile of languages.
International Careers Fair
External initiatives
In line with our commitment as a Confucius Classroom, w
e aim to maintain the interest of the local
community in languages for learners, and respond flexibly
to ever-changing requirements through:
Language
courses offered to the local community with a programme
that addresses all ages,
levels of language skills and desired languages.
Language
courses specifically aimed at primary school children.
CPD and specialist MFL teaching provided to local primary s
chool teachers.
Language afternoons to promote the variety of languages in the local area.
Language taster/G&T
cross-curricular sessions run in local primary and secondary sch
ools.
Language conferences for teachers from other schools
As an IB school, we are keen to share good practice and prom
ote an international approach to
learning through international experiences, disseminate
d to the school community and beyond
through the School Newsletter.