“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”

 Welcome to the Languages Department at St Alban’s RC High School. We are an enthusiastic, committed team of 3 teachers with a passion for teaching French, German and Spanish. We strive to foster a love of languages and an understanding of their importance in the world today.

Our aim is to equip students with the languages they will need for their careers as well as for pleasure. Students appreciate that the ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for learning, leisure and employment in this country and throughout the world. We believe in making MFL lessons fun and interactive. Our students enjoy developing their language skills through games, songs, pair/group work, as well as more formal activities.

In Year 7, all pupils are taught French in mixed-ability classes. In Year 8, set 1 pupils will also have the opportunity to start learning another language (German or Spanish depending on which year they are in) and will carry on with both languages until the end of Year 9.