In recognition of the increasing importance of languages in today's society, the Modern Foreign Languages Department at Castle High strives to encourage students to enjoy their language studies. We believe that language learning is pivotal in broadening the opportunities available to our students in the 21st century. MFL is taught by a highly enthusiastic team.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards which we use to enhance our teaching in order to make learning a language as enjoyable as possible. We use a range of resources to enhance teaching and learning including interactive sites such as Linguascope which is a modern and exciting website containing lots of stimulating activities for learning topical vocabulary.
We encourage reading in the language being studied and a wealth of reading materials is available in each class alongside an extremely well stocked resource base. The school library is also regularly stocked with new books and dictionaries to encourage independent learning.
On arrival into Year 7 students start to study French and their first year is spent developing their confidence and helping them to understand the generic skills in learning a new language. At the end of Year 8 students opt whether to continue with languages in Year 9.
The department organises visits to both France and Germany as often as possible with visits having a unique educational value. Enrichment activities for our more able students have included a French Revision day at Birmingham University.