Overview

ModernLanguage as we know it distinguishes us from all the other species on earth.

Communication is key to modern life - speech, Braille, sign language, semaphore, mime, letter writing, mobile phones, e-mail, Skype are some of the many ways we communicate with each other.

At St Christopher's we recognise the importance of good communication. Language Acquisition is an integral part of the curriculum. Our children are encouraged to develop their knowledge of language by deducing and then understanding the patterns in language. They recognise the value of communicating well whatever the field of study.

We enable the children at St Christopher's to tackle language with enthusiasm and confidence. This approach equips each child with the 'toolkit' necessary to decode any new language. Our pupils leave St Christopher's for their next school and, later, for the multi-cultural and multi-lingual world that we live in, secure in the knowledge that they will be ready to face the challenge of learning new languages.

At St Christopher's all pupils start French as early as Reception and continue through to the end of Year 8. Spanish and Mandarin are similarly available; these start in Year 1. We teach Languages using a variety of resources including the interactive whiteboard. Pupils can use languages websites at both school and home. Some lessons are taught in the ICT room or using the Chrome books which allow students to prepare project work (e.g. PowerPoint presentations) or research about France, Spain or China. Year 7 and 8 pupils use a Chrome book in some language lessons to do listening activities with headphones, access languages websites or do a research project.

Learning a language is fun, stimulating and is an enjoyable experience for all pupils at St Christopher's.

For further details, please contact Miss Landroit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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