Welcome to the Languages department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

Language courses

German

A level German is a natural progression from GCSE and the topic areas are new and engaging. It will offer you a rich and wide ranging insight into the social, political, intellectual and artistic culture of the countries/communities where German is spoken.

As well as your lessons with your teachers, you will have a timetabled lesson each week with the foreign language assistant in smaller groups to focus on speaking and listening.

For more information please see the German page on the college website.



French

A level French is a natural progression from GCSE. Throughout your studies, you will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. You will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of your choice.
As well as lessons with the teacher, students will have a timetabled lesson each week with the foreign language assistant in smaller groups to focus on speaking and listening.

For more information please see the French page on the college website.



Japanese SEG

Studying Japanese means students are learning a language that is utterly different from English. Students will probably view language learning in a very different way. It means learning to form verbs or using words according not just to the tense but also to politeness. If that sounds difficult, there are many ways in which it is easier to learn than more commonly learnt European languages. There are no grammatical genders and verbs are easier to form. Last but definitely not least, Japanese is really easy to pronounce.

For more information please see the Japanese SEG page on the college website.


Spanish

Spanish is becoming one of the most important languages in Europe and it is the most studied foreign language after English. In a worldwide context, with some 400 million speakers, it is the third most commonly spoken language in the world (after English and Chinese), which means that, if you are fluent in English and Spanish, you can communicate with more than half the population in the whole world. It is an official language on four continents and is of historical importance elsewhere.

For more information please see the spanish page on the college website.


If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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