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Modern Languages

In the Modern Languages department there are two teachers:

Mr Warrander (Principal Teacher) and Mr Gowans.

At the moment we offer two  languages: French and Spanish.

Learning a new language enables learners to make connections with different people and their cultures and to play a fuller part as global citizens. The ability to use language lies at the centre of thinking and learning.


Broad General Education

In First Year, pupils study French for 2 periods every week and in Second Year this is increased to 3 periods a week. Topics studied include: Self, Family, Leisure, School and The World We Live In. In addition to learning the language, there is a focus on the culture and geography of the country.

In Third Year pupils have the choice to continue with French OR to start learning Spanish for three periods a week.

Senior Phase

Pupils can choose to study French or Spanish at National 4, 5 or 6. We revisit the topics and study them in more depth. Over the past few years, in addition to making good progress through the levels in one language, there has been a successful tradition of transferring the skills learnt in language number one to the second language.

Learners encounter a wide range of different types of texts in different media. Building on the four capacities, the Course enables learners to communicate, be critical thinkers, develop cultural awareness and be creative.

Careers related to Modern Languages:

By studying a foreign language you are increasing your chances of working oversees as well as in your own country. Popular careers include:

Journalism, Interpreting, Translating, the Travel Industry, Retail buying, logistics and distribution, Marketing and the Government Diplomatic


Here you may find some helpful files from the department teachers for both Parents and Pupils to download and view.

# Title Download Description Size Date added

Modern Languages

Sub-category : S1 - S3 Broad General Education
Sub-category : S4 - S6 Senior Phase