MR B PESCI (PT)
MRS C ROBINSON
MRS T HOUGHTON
In our department, we believe that in today’s increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, proficiency in other languages is a vital skill that gives our pupils the opportunity to engage with the world in a more immediate and meaningful way while better preparing them to compete and succeed in the global economy.
Through our lessons, we attempt to foster cultural awareness and to assist students to view themselves as part of wider European and global communities. Being able to communicate in another language exposes them to and fosters an appreciation for the traditions, religions, arts, and history of the people associated with that language. Greater understanding, in turn, promotes greater tolerance, empathy, and acceptance of others.
We also feel that the many cognitive benefits of learning languages are undeniable. People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills.