French, German and Spanish are taught at The Royal from Year 7 upwards. The aims of the Modern Languages courses are to develop the ability to use these languages for purposes of effective communication and to encourage positive attributes to language learning, foreign cultures and civilisations. This enthusiastic and successful Department aims to broaden students horizons, experience of the world and to develop positive attitudes towards neighbouring European countries, thus we encourage students to take part in trips and Language Conferences. Our ultimate aim is that students enjoy languages and achieve good examination grades at GCSE and A level. The Department is proud of its considerable examination success for many years and has received special recognition from the Examination Board.
Lessons are taught largely in the target language, are interactive and require participation throughout. Text books are provided for all students and varied materials are used within lessons, including video and DVD, music and other high-impact visuals. Students are encouraged to use the internet as an immediate access to languages, either for games, vocabulary development and general linguistic enhancement, or for a more in depth knowledge and understanding of French, German and Spanish speaking countries.
Learners should recognise that their linguistic knowledge, understanding and skills help them to take their place in a multilingual global society and also provide them with a suitable basis for further study and good career prospects.
Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.
3 night stays mid-week for £135
3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155
Single night £55
Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.
Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.
Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.
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