In the modern world where international contacts are increasingly vital and where global communication is ever easier, the importance of being able to speak other languages and understand different cultures is paramount. This globalisation does not mean that everyone will speak English; it means that we have more knowledge and contact with other countries and cultures than ever before. So learning other languages is not just about communicating information; it enables us to understand how other cultures think and express themselves.
Here at The Academy we are committed to equipping our pupils with these skills and inculcating a desire to be outward looking and forward thinking. Pupils are encouraged not to view languages in isolation, and in addition to promoting linguistic skills, our teaching draws on history, culture, politics, geography, literature and film. We have a strong commitment to the use of ICT in the classroom to enrich learning and teaching, as we feel that this helps equip our pupils to be global citizens.