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Modern languages are popular at Channing. All girls begin studying French in Year 7 and after a taster course choose between German and Spanish for study in Year 8. Many girls choose to study two languages to GCSE.
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.
We also offer a “Culture Club” once a week for the girls in Middle School where pupils learn about the cultural life of other countries.
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 Burgundy in Year 8; an German exchange for Year 9 girls to Aachen; a visit to the Christmas Market for Years 8 to 13 also in Aachen; a study tour to Berlin for Year 11; a home-stay in Salamanca for Year 10 upwards. Girls in the Sixth Form are encouraged to spend time abroad on language courses and doing work experience and the department organises regular outings to see films and plays in foreign languages.