The MFL department at the Academy aims to offer pupils a real experience of the language they study and the culture it represents through an educational visit abroad. Recently this has been a three day visit to Paris for our GCSE French pupils.
The department has a link with a French school, Collège Jean Rostand, in Ste Jamme sur Sarthe, near the city of Le Mans. We have a class link for Year 8 pupils and they work on this in class and at home, exchanging letters and other items.
Ten pupils from the Greenwood Road site visited Boulogne for five days last term; this was a very successful trip and provided some pupils with their first experience abroad!
Pupils also attend language days at Nottingham Trent University.
Extra language and practice support is offered to pupils, largely at KS4, by the class teacher and the foreign language assistant.
Year 7 classes take part in language activities and competitions to celebrate European languages day on 26 September each year.