Modern Languages Department

Ms F Guesnier (CL)
Mrs S Riffaut
Mrs C Heggie
Mr A Zirnheld

Spanish N3, N4, N5, Higher, Advanced Higher
French N3, N4, N5, Higher, Advanced Higher.

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In an increasingly multicultural world, a Modern Language Qualification is highly valued and respected by universities and employers. The study of a language contributes to the development of cultural awareness, as it enables learners to make connections with different people and their culture and to play a fuller part as global citizens.

In Dalkeith High School, the Modern languages department is committed to providing pupils with a positive language learning experience and enhance their ability to communicate by developing their skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking.

In S1 and S2 pupils study both French and Spanish and, in S3, are given the opportunity to either chose one language or continue with the study of both languages.

Whilst exploring and learning about the life and culture of Francophone and Hispanic countries, students will engage in familiar contexts, such as citizenship, society, learning, employability, health and wellbeing and culture.

In order to enhance their language skills and foster their cultural awareness, pupils are given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular trips, such as a discovery trip to Brittany, taking part in the Jarnac exchange, immersion weekends, Heriot Watt multilingual debate or trips to the cinema.