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Presdales is an Academy with a considerable amount of expertise in the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages.

We are very proud to currently offer French, German, Italian, Japanese , Russian and Spanish up to A-level. 

All girls joining us in Year 7 study 5 periods of French only. Girls who did not attend our feeder primary schools and who had no French in KS2 take part in an accelerated “ fast track” course for the first half- term after school to enable them to follow the scheme of work.

Each MfL department runs lunch-time clubs and activities for Year 7 so that the girls can familiarise themselves with the other languages we teach as part of our curriculum. Towards the end of Year 7 the girls will also take part in taster lessons. 

In Year 8 all girls take up a second foreign language which can either be German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. They continue with 3 periods of French and 4 periods of the second language throughout Years 8 and 9.

In Year 10 all girls pursue at least one modern language at GCSE. This can either be French or the second language they have been studying in Year 8 and 9. They can do two if they wish. There is the option to study GCSE Japanese.

Languages continue to be a popular A-level option at Presdales as they are considered to be facilitating subjects and as such are looked upon favourably by the leading universities.

For more information on each language please click on a subject link in the left hand menu.

Please click here for information regarding GCSE Modern Languages for September 2017 for our future Year 10 students.

For details on Adult language lessons commencing September 2017 CLICK HERE

Click here to read about our European Week of Languages (Monday 26th to Friday 30th September 2016).

Read about our Year 12 students recent involvement in our Languages Cultural day- February 2016 CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A LIST OF LANGUAGE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR 2016-2017

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A LIST OF FORTHCOMING LANGUAGE VISITS AND EXCHANGES FOR 2016-2017

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IMPORTANT LANGUAGE COLLEGE DATES FOR 2016-2017