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Modern languages are popular at Channing. All girls begin studying French in Year 7 and choose between German and Spanish in Year 8. Many girls choose to study two languages to GCSE, and keen linguists occasionally opt for three.
Beyond the classroom the girls produce a Languages magazine once a year with articles in French German and Spanish. The girls also have the opportunity to see a foreign language film once a half term at Ciné Club. We encourage the modern linguists in the senior school to support the younger girls and have a very successful mentoring system.
At Channing we aim to foster a love of Modern Languages and foreign cultures. To this end we encourage girls to travel widely in order to practise their languages and to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures. There is an established annual visit to France in Year 8; an exchange for Year 9 girls to Aachen; a homestay in Salamanca for Year 10 upwards and a homesaty visit to France for Years 10 and 11. Girls in the Sixth Form are encouraged to spend time abroad on language course and doing work experience and teh department organises regular outings to see films and plays in foreign languages.