In the Modern Languages department there are two teachers:
Mr Warrander (Principal Teacher) and Miss Stephen.
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 and Second year, pupils study French for 3 periods every 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 continue to study French for 2 periods a week. As well as looking into topics in more depth, we refine the skills necessary for National 4/National 5
Pupils can choose:
- to continue with French and work towards National 4, 5 or 6. We revisit the topics and study them in more depth.
- to begin studying Spanish. 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 French to Spanish. All levels are available.
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