Foreign Language Films, Music and Magazines at PGHS
All pupils at PGHS have the opportunity to watch foreign language films and listen to foreign language music in their lessons and we encourage them to also do this at home using spotify and youtube. Some examples of these films include : TIntin; Le petit Nicolas; Les choristes, Au revoir les enfants, Sophie Scholl; Das Wunder von Bern; Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, La Gloire de mon pere and Le Chateau de ma mere. Some of these films can also be studied in more detail at A level and Degree level. Pupils are encouraged to keep up to date with the top 40 in France and Germany and some pupils have recorded their own versions of songs using the school’s green screen technology.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language- that goes to his heart”
Why Choose a Foreign Language at PGHS?
You will learn to understand a lot more French or German when you hear or read it and be able to say and write more creatively and independently. Our French and German magazines will help you develop your reading skills and listening to chart music and researching the lyrics online will develop your listening skills.
If you enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures, studying a foreign language is an excellent choice for you!
Learning a foreign language will give you more opportunities to work abroad or for companies with international links. Many employers look for people who speak a foreign language ( toplanguagesjobs.co.uk) Languages go with any other subject and can lead to careers in practically any job, whether it is based in the UK or abroad.
You will learn skills which are useful in a wide range of future careers, including the ability to work in a team, being confident about speaking in public, solving problems, being organised as well as having good learning strategies. Studying a foreign language improves your oral and written skills in English too!
You will add an international dimension to your choice of GCSE subjects, which is something many future employers and higher education providers look for. Only 6% of the world’s population speaks English as a first language. 75% of the world’s population doesn’t speak any English at all.
Languages are included the’ facilitating’ subjects that the top 20 universities look for when they’re deciding who to offer places to.
Studying another language will help you improve your accuracy in English.
Here is a list of Modern Foreign Language courses available at nearby colleges:
Hutton – A levels in French/German/Spanish
Runshaw- A levels in French/German Spanish ( Enrichment classes in Mandarin Chinese)
Cardinal Newman- A levels in French/German/Spanish