Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.
In the George Salter MFL department, we strive to ensure that all students have the best possible learning experience through a knowledge-rich curriculum; one which fosters a love of learning languages, develops the confidence needed to be world citizens and bursts the cultural bubble.
We are committed to enabling students to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, to learn new ways of thinking, to foster resilience and to equipping them with the skills they need to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
We explicitly teach our Key Concepts which enable all students to become the best linguist they can be; Mechanics of Language ensures that students have an excellent command of phonics and grammar; Communication and Comprehension teaches students how to interact for practical purposes and Intercultural Understanding opens the doorway into the French and Spanish-speaking world.
We set high expectations for all and encourage students to adopt a positive attitude towards a life-long language-learning journey.
The staff and our Post 16 ambassadors offer a wide range of opportunities both in and out of lessons, which not only support students with their language learning experience, but also offer an insight into culture. We are currently running a number of extra-curricular clubs geared towards improving independence in language learning and broadening the cultural awareness of our students.
Head of World Languages: Mrs J. Williams [email protected]