Grammar School

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

 THE MFL DEPARTMENT


EUROWEEK QUIZZES

Why should we learn foreign languages??

10 REASONS TO LEARN FRENCH

  1. You will find French speakers on all continents around the world.
  2. French is the native language of some 200 million people and is the second language of millions more.
  3. In Europe, it is spoken in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
  4. French is a key language in the European Union of twenty five nations, the world's largest economic entity.
  5. French is a language of business.
  6. French is a language of technology and medicine.
  7. French fashion designers, artists, writers, musicians, chefs and film makers have had a wide influence in the world.
  8. French is the language of influential, religious, and intellectual movements.
  9. French is a language of tourism.
  10. France is the second most visited country in the world.

Why learn Spanish?

Spanish is the world's third most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers.

At the end of the 19th century, 60 million people spoke Spanish. Today, almost 500 million people worldwide speak Spanish!

Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries (Mexico: 98 million, Spain: 39 million, USA: 39 million, Argentina: 35 million, Colombia: 36 million, Venezuela: 22 million, Peru: 20 million…) It is also widely spoken in many more where it is not an official language.

Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment in North America. Their population in the USA has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying exceeded $926 million in 2007.

Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and an official language of the UN and its organisations.

Why learn German?

  • Germany is one of the world's largest exporters.
  • German is the most commonly spoken language in the EU.
  • 18% of the world's books are published in German.
  • Germany is home to numerous international corporations.
  • German is no harder to learn to speak and write than other languages.
  • German is the second-most commonly used scientific language.
  • German is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche and Kafka. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein also spoke German.
  • Speaking and understanding German will deepen your knowledge of the culture and improve your employment opportunities.
  • Learning German provides deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe's intellectual and economic life and in its cultural history.
  • In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.

Practise your languages with Languagesonline, LinguascopeBBC LanguagesTextlink, and  Conjuguemos

This site tells you all you need to know about language learning, and why choosing a language GCSE could be right for your child.

Use WordReference.com online dictionary to help you check your work and have fun practising your pronunciation with this text-to-speech website!

Pick-up Sanako Lite Here to practise your language skills.

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