The Modern Language department has a team of six teachers and three foreign language assistants from France, Germany and Cuba. We aim to make foreign language learning an enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and successful experience, offering insights into the culture and civilisation of the foreign language countries and ultimately teaching the girls practical communication skills for further study, work and leisure abroad.
The Department provides an opportunity for pupils to experience the language, culture and sights of the foreign country by participating in trips abroad. Such visits are considered very important in providing an enjoyable and motivating experience for pupils. Recent visits include: Madrid A level Feb 2015, Santander GCSE Oct 2014, Berlin GCSE June 2014, Province GCSE 2013, Berlin GCSE June 2013.
The Languages Club organizes different events in school through out the year to enhance the classroom teaching. In September many different activities are organized to celebrate European Day of Languages, including a film afternoon for Form 4 and Form 1 pupils are given the opportunity to try their hand at some Spanish and German. A food fest to sample foreign delights and a French breakfast are also popular activities for junior pupils.
Visits are organized to the QFT to see foreign language films with talks by native speakers and the Sixth Form attend courses at the Universities in Belfast. Past pupils enjoy returning to school to share their experiences abroad in Assembly which highlights the advantages of studying languages and pupils also love to share their memorable experiences on school trips.
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