The study of Languages at Radnor House is delivered with the aim to promote and develop confident and passionate linguists.
Pupils will begin Year 7 studying two Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish and French), and Latin. This provides an introduction to both Modern Foreign Languages in their lessons at the start of the academic year, with pupils then choosing which one of the two they will continue with from the October half-term onwards. For pupils with a keen interest in pursuing both Spanish and French there will be the option to continue studying the second language during lunchtime sessions. Parents are, of course, part of the pupils' decision-making process and advice will be given, where needed.
Alongside the development of the four key skills areas; Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, pupils have the opportunity to expand their intercultural understanding and appreciate the customs and traditions of countries where these languages are spoken. Languages make a significant contribution to preparation for citizenship through developing knowledge and understanding of different cultures and traditions in countries where the language is spoken.
Through learning another language, pupils have the opportunity to develop literacy and presentation skills as well as a wider range of cross-curricular links through the study of geographical regions, key historical events and the religions and practices of different countries where the language studied is spoken.