We believe that the study of a foreign language helps students develop a sense of cultural pluralism, an openness to and appreciation of other cultures. In a globalised world characterised by international links and intercultural connections, linguistic skills are crucial for employment and careers as proficiency in a foreign language enhances career opportunities.
We aim to provide the opportunity for students to progress in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing while bringing languages alive through a range of interactive and varied lessons.
At St James’, language lessons incorporate cultural and creative projects, grammar and translation activities, vocabulary learning games as well as activities, which develop the four skills to enable students to achieve their potential and become confident independent young linguists. Our students enjoy working in groups, pairs and independently, within the classroom and in the ICT suite. There is a positive learning environment in our classes, whereby students willingly step out of their comfort zone and actively take part in lessons.
To support and challenge our students, we provide them with the opportunity to join a Spanish Club during lunch time.