MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OVERVIEW
Modern Languages at Queen Anne’s aims to build upon the great breadth of language learning experiences which girls bring with them, as well as to support all the girls in the exploration of new language opportunities. We want to stretch and challenge girls in the modern languages department through the learning of French, German, Mandarin and Spanish, which form the core of the languages on offer.
At GCSE, most girls are expected to take a modern language and we encourage them to take two languages where possible. Successful study of a modern language demonstrates a skill and knowledge base recognised as invaluable in the modern workplace. Combinations of French, German and Spanish can be studied but pupils are always welcome to discuss other possible language options.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Enrichment activities in modern languages include an exchange programme to Toulouse for girls in the 4s and U4 and to enhance the teaching of Spanish and German, the girls may take part in trips to Madrid, Toledo and Segovia. A trip to Berlin takes place during the GCSE years. Cultural enrichment for the girls sees them taking part in Chinese cookery to celebrate Chinese New Year and learning Chinese Dance.
This year, five of our students have competed in the British Council Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition in London, and have qualified to compete in the Grand Final at the British Museum!
You can watch their excellent performance below:
THE MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES CURRICULUM
Based in the Challis building, the department boasts excellent facilities, a dedicated IT suite and staffing to meet the needs of all learners; individual requests for non-core languages are always acknowledged and girls are given the tools they need to progress successfully to examination level. We hope that by the end of U4 all girls will have had the opportunity to explore several languages and developed their skills set in order to work with confidence in the language or languages which they choose to pursue to GCSE or A Level.
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THE MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT TEAM
Head of Modern Languages: Mr Antoine Rogeon
Second in Department: Mrs Angela Shaw (Maternity Leave)
Second in Department: Miss Kirandeesh Khuman (Maternity Cover)
MFL: Miss Frances Dannatt (Maternity Leave)
MFL: Mrs Karin Davies (Maternity Cover)
MFL: Miss Aurelie Dubois (Maternity Cover)
MFL: Mrs Catherine Ennis
MFL: Mrs Belinda Hough-Robbins (Maternity Cover)
MFL: Mrs Sabine Krumbacher (Maternity Cover)
MFL: Mrs Rosalia Parrington
MFL: Miss Mirian Plaza Moya
MFL: Mrs Caiyun Wang