Studying a Modern Foreign Language enables students to become confident in each of the four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) within a range of different contexts. It also equips students to deal with real-life situations and provide an appreciation of the cultures and civilisations of the communities concerned.

A range of audio-visual and practical methods are used to help students learn. The emphasis throughout is on the use of authentic materials, such as reading signs and hand-written letters, and listening to announcements or conversations.  Speaking work is often done in pairs and groups, and students. There are also extensive opportunities to use ICT to support students’ learning.

Careers include: journalism, teaching, interpreting, export sales, marketing, European sales, news reading, customs, translating, banking, travel and the tourism industry.