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The 21
st century world is truly multinational. People interact with people from different countries and cultures on a constant basis and British companies regularly interact with businesses and corporations from all the corners of the globe.  Being able to confidently use and understand a foreign language, whichever one it us, gives learners not only the opportunity to experience new and exotic places around the world but also to enhance their chances of securing an exciting and challenging career later in life

At Winton all learners at Key Stage 3 are offered the opportunity to develop skills and aptitudes in 3 different languages. We offer them the chance to learn some of the basics in Spanish, French and Italian before making their choices for further study at GCSE.  We aim to develop both comprehension (listening and reading) and production skills (speaking and writing) through a variety of different contexts and actively encourage student interaction within lessons. Vocabulary games, both inside and outside the classroom, offer students the chance to improve their understanding and have fun at the same time!  

Our aim is to produce learners who would be confident enough to cope in another country in a range of everyday scenarios, such as buying food, booking accommodation, asking for directions and holding simple personal conversations.

At Key Stage 4 students are offered the opportunity to further develop these skills in preparation for the GCSE exam, which is currently undertaken with the Pearson/Edexcel board. Students are examined by formal exams at the end of the course in each of the main skills, as well as being required to do some short translation work into and out of their chosen language. Students are able currently to opt to study French, Italian or Spanish at GCSE, although we aim to accommodate wishes to study other languages where possible.

In the past, students have been able to participate in email exchanges with students in France and Italy and in the summer of 2013 a group of students visited Italy as part of the Academy’s involvement in a Comenius project. We have also welcomed students to the Academy from Spain and Holland.