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Community Languages

Posted on: 23rd Feb 2022

At La Retraite, we value the languages spoken by our community and have approximately 40 languages spoken across our school community.

For some languages, we are able to offer GCSE and A level qualification and we either prepare students in school to pass to their best abilities or we liaise with Community schools.

This year we have been running Portuguese classes for Portuguese speaking students after school and next year we will be offering Portuguese in the curriculum to Y10 students as one of their options, thank you to the support of Ms H. Ferreira (Portuguese embassy).

We have also been running Spanish classes for Spanish speaking students after school to give students more opportunities to focus on other subjects or languages in the curriculum, thank you to the support of Mr Francisco Orjales-Mourente.

In addition, we have been preparing students for Italian A level by liaising with parents and by offering online lessons, thank you to the support of Mrs W.Jarrett

We have also been running Arabic after school classes thank you to the support of Mr Jaafar.

We have liaised with the Polish school for preparing students for Polish GCSE/A level.

We encourage all students to keep learning their mother tongue by attending community school or at home reading and writing.

If you need more help please let Mrs Jarrett know and we will try to help.

"He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own." Goethe

"A different language is a different vision of life." Federico Fellini

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