At Manor House School, we recognise the importance of learning another language and firmly believe that doing so allows our girls to become global citizens. We also celebrate the exciting variety of languages many of our bilingual girls speak at home. Our Languages Department is very successful and we aim not only to provide enjoyment and to foster a love of languages, but also to encourage independence of learning and develop a better understanding of the wider world.
The Languages Department offers French, German and Spanish. From Year 7 the girls study two modern foreign languages and can continue to do so through Key Stage 3. At GCSE, girls may opt for one or two languages. Many of our girls go on to study A level languages at their sixth form destinations.
In the modern languages classroom, target language is used consistently and reinforced through the teaching of classroom routines. All girls have an iPad and we make full use of language learning apps. We use ActiveTeach across all year groups to foster personalised and accelerated learning.
The department is equipped with an excellent language laboratory and all language groups can make full use of this facility to improve their confidence in spoken language and independent listening comprehensions.
Language Mentors worked hard to produce their debut edition of the MFL magazine, Meraki.