Modern Languages

modern languages front pageLearning other languages enables children and young people to make connections with different people and their cultures and to play a fuller part as global citizens.

Learning through the languages area of the curriculum enables children and young people to:

  • develop their ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings and respond to those of other people
  • develop the high level of skills in listening, talking, reading and writing which are essential for learning, work and life
  • use different media effectively for learning and communication
  • develop a secure understanding of how language works, and use language well to communicate ideas and information in English and other languages
  • exercise their intellectual curiosity by questioning and developing their understanding, and use creative and critical thinking to synthesise ideas and arguments

The following courses are offered within the Modern Languages Department.

Nat 4 Nat 5 Higher Adv Higher
French x x x x
German x x x x
Spanish x x

Full details of all the Modern Languages National Qualifications can be found here:
Education Scotland – French
Education Scotland – German
Education Scotland – Spanish

Clicking on the followings links will take you to useful guides produced by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Modern Languages National 4
Modern Languages National 5
Modern Languages Higher

 

Useful Websites and links

Linguascope.com
(school annual subscription – username and password available from your teacher)
Apps to download & fun ways to learn!

BBC Bitesize

BrightRed Digital Zone for National 5 French  http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/n5french

BrightRed Digital Zone for Higher French http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/higherfrench

(You need to create your own login for accessing the BrightRed Digital Zone)

Senior Phase
Scholar.hw.ac.uk
(personal password available from your teacher)
ThisIsLanguage.com
(personal password available from your teacher)