Modern Foreign Languages
The teaching of Modern Foreign Languages provides a unique opportunity for students to experience another culture in an extremely hands-on way, encouraging them to accept diversity and understand the unfamiliar. At Ashley High School, reading, writing, speaking and listening and responding to German and French gives the students a sense of discovery and achievement that deepens their understanding of their own language and develops their capacity to communicate effectively. Many of the skills involved are clearly transferable to the student's acquisition and development of English Language skills.
In the classroom students take part in a wide range of activities, games, songs, puzzles and short dialogues that place the emphasis on having fun whilst they learn and ensures that they enjoy the experience.
Year 7 and Year 8 students currently study German. Year 9 students currently study French with an opportunity to learn some basic conversational Spanish in the final summer half term.