The world seems to get smaller every day. At one time, due to cheap air travel, but now, technology makes other parts of the world accessible without leaving your home. The rise of social technology is expanding our world, both on a personal level and in business.
It is common to have video conferences over the internet with English and non- English-speaking colleagues around the world and through social networks, friendships are being expanded beyond land boundaries.
Languages are becoming ever more important in a global community. ‘Everyone speaks English,’ is an impression the English-speaking world seems to have. Perhaps this is true if you visit places that cater to English speakers. However if you stray from the tourist track, you will find a world where English is a minority language, and not everyone wants to speak it.
Cultural identity is not only important in the English-speaking world; it is important everywhere. Learning languages can be challenging but worthwhile. You will learn about cultural differences and similarities and most of all, through knowledge, you learn tolerance. Learning a language can open up a whole new world of friends, culture, and entertainment you might never have known existed.
Pupils are able to take exams in almost any language: Japanese, Polish, Russian, Urdu. Contact the Head of Languages for further information.