European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages took place on 26 September, aiming to promote the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone.

The Modern Languages Department consists of 17 members of staff, teaching 5 different languages. Following an introductory European Cultural Awareness course in P4 & P5, pupils begin learning French, German or Spanish from P6 and can continue studying this language through to National 5 or elect to switch to Mandarin in S1. Pupils have an opportunity to start learning a second Modern Language (Mandarin, Italian or Spanish) in S3, also leading in presentation for National 5, and are strongly encourage to continue their language studies further up the school with French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish taught to both Higher and Advanced Higher. Regular exchange programmes are held with our partner schools in Continental Europe and China.

Junior School pupils enjoyed celebrating ‘World Flag Day’ on Thursday 30 September, where they each dressed up in the colours of their favourite flag, or a flag relating to a language they can speak.

Senior Pupils took part in various activities involving Language Quizzes in registration classes, scavenger hunts in S3 and tongue-twisting exercises in S1 & 2.

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to S3 pupils share their favourite word in a language they can speak – take a look at the video on our social media channels.