Modern Foreign Languages

Aims & Ethos

We form an enthusiastic, energetic team with a commitment to developing pupils’ literacy and language skills, as well as pupils’ knowledge, enjoyment and understanding of the culture of the countries whose languages they are studying.   

The Modern Foreign Languages Department 2013-2014

 

Subject Leader:

Mrs Diana Smith

French/German
Additional languages spoken: Greek/Italian

 

Mrs Valeria Gagliano

Spanish
Additional languages spoken: Italian/French

 

Mr Jamie King

History/French

 

Ms Jennifer-Anne Dove

French/Spanish
Additional languages spoken: Italian

 

Ms Pauline Gilmé

French/Spanish

 

Ms Qi Lu

Mandarin Chinese

 

Mrs Debbie Brazier

MFL Resources Assistant

We aim to broaden pupils’ perceptions of language use in the modern world.  Pupils are encouraged to take part in trips abroad to practise the language wherever possible.  We have links with partner schools in France and China. 
The Modern Languages department has its own suite of classrooms, each equipped with interactive Smart Boards giving access to a wide range of ICT resources.  In addition to main textbooks, dictionaries and digital resources, we have an extensive resource bank including laptops, video and kinaesthetic resources to support a wide variety of learning activities and teaching methods.