Modern Foreign Languages - Enrichment

We endeavour to:

  • apply the most up to date information and communication technology to the teaching and learning of languages;
  • facilitate the taking of GCSEs, AS and A2 in other languages such as Polish, Russian, and Greek.
  • widen the scope for all pupils to communicate directly with students overseas through the use of electronic communications.
  • offer one to one tuition at lunch times and afterschool
  • run “Language Clinics” to remedy linguistic misunderstandings and barriers 

Enrichment activities past and present:

  • In the past we have undertaken exchanges with our Spanish and French partners.  
  • Students took twilight sessions in Russian and German last year.
  • We deliver a crêpe making session for our new intake delivered purely in French each July.
  • At the end of the academic year we celebrate the importance of language learning by holding a local Festival of Languages with local schools.
  • Trips to Normandy (France and Arbolar (Spain) planned for academic year 2017-2018
  • Students attended a lecture on La Haine (1995 film by Matthieu Kassovitz about social unrest in Parisian suburbs) at Aston University.
  • We were awarded the full International School Award in June 2014 for our global curriculum. 


Partnership with NTABENKONYANA HIGH SCHOOL in South Africa

Towards the end of the last academic year (2015-16) RSA Academy Arrow Vale set up a partnership with a school in South Africa.  The school is called Ntabenkonyana High School.  The school is in the Eastern Cape.  It accommodates 610 learners and 20 teachers.  The headmaster is called Mr Mini.  We asked our Form Groups to come up with some questions for the students in South Africa, which was collated and sent off to them.  See below the responses from a Year 10 Student, Siphesible Nxantsiya to the personal questions asked by our Students...

  1. Siphesihle Nxantsiya'snswers to the Questions asked by Arrow Vale Students
  2. A brief note of Siphesihle Nxantsiya's experiences at school
  3. A brief on a project that the students at Ntabenkonyana High Schol are working on


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

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