Modern Foreign Languages

At Mount Kelly we believe that learning a language is key to underpinning communication with people, helping pupils to open their minds to the wealth of different countries and cultures. Great emphasis is placed on oral fluency, leading to an oral exam in Year 6 and 7 and up to the all-important Year 8 CE and Scholarships. Our teaching approach is to develop pupils’ linguistic competence and confidence, within the Lower Prep through the 'La Jolie Ronde' French programme, developing into a broader range of materials drawn from the ISEB syllabus. Spanish is introduced in Year 7, with pupils continuing to study both French and Spanish for their final two years at the Prep. Cultural awareness is promoted at every opportunity, with after school clubs including Japanese and Russian to further develop and engage pupils of all ages in promoting an international mindedness and a love of languages.