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Welcome to the Rugby High Languages Department
Here at RHS we truly value languages and their importance for students’ future learning, work and travel. We are a dynamic department which offers French and Spanish from year 7 to A level. Housed in our own purpose built block, we aim to engage and enthuse students for language learning, whatever their starting point, by providing students with a creative, yet rigorous curriculum. We encourage students to enjoy speaking spontaneously, to master grammar and manipulate language for their own use and to develop competent reading and listening comprehension skills. Above all we want students to enjoy their learning and become confident speakers wherever they travel in the world.
Students learn French and Spanish from the start of year 7 and are able to continue either or both to GCSE and on to A Level. Students are able to practise their language skills not only in the classroom with each other and their teachers but also with students in France through letter writing, Skype and video-conferencing. Students in KS4 and 5 are also able to enjoy residential, homestay visits to Andalucia, Spain and Paris and Versailles, France. Students are provided with a range of authentic materials to develop their learning and opportunities to use ICT to enhance their experience of languages here at RHS.
We encourage students to take part in a variety of events to enable them to practise their language skills in authentic situations, such as participating in the Mock EU Council in 2014 and Le Climat Change environment video- conference with students in Paris in 2015.
Students in year 7 benefit from a weekly French club run by sixth form students and students of Spanish and French are supported and mentored regularly by older girls who are keen to share their love of languages too. We are proud of our students’ enthusiasm for language learning and their success.
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