MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
S. Boyd – Acting Principal Teacher of Modern Languages
O. Frachisse – Teacher of Modern Languages
P. Guillouzic - Teacher of Modern Languages
T. Sturgeon - Probationer Teacher of Modern Languages
Learning a foreign language opens your world to so many opportunities. Being able to speak a foreign language is so much more than grammar and writing vocabulary. You develop confidence, improve your communication skills and make you more resilient when facing a challenge. The many transferable skills you learn will make you stand out from the crowd when you join the world of work after school – giving you endless career opportunities!
S1-3 Modern Languages
In S1-S3 you will gain a basic understanding of the French + Spanish language which will provide a solid start for when you continue into S4. We cover topics such as: holidays, sports, body parts and school.
You will also have opportunities to learn about the culture of these countries such as France and the holocaust, Spanish + French speaking countries and their traditions and festivals around the world.
The N3/4/5 and higher courses have 4 units: culture, society, learning and employability.
Each course enhances your understanding of the language previously covered at BGE at a more in-depth level. All 4 skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – will be developed as you progress through each year.
At Higher/Advanced Higher, you also have the chance to develop translation skills.