The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian-British philosopher. 1889-1951)

The MFL Department at Wyvern Academy aims to inspire students to embark on a life-long enjoyment of languages and an understanding, interest, respect and empathy for other nationalities and cultures.

We are committed to the development of study skills which will promote confidence among our students and enable each individual to achieve his or her potential in all four language areas: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Learning a foreign language is becoming increasingly important in the global market, and success in a language can help a student have an advantage when trying to secure that all important job. Learning a language can also help the student gain brain training skills, as well as helping improve communication, analysis and appreciation of other cultures. A language is a useful subject to combine with other subjects, for example, Business Studies, accounting, law and marketing, as well as tourism.

Why Study Modern Foreign Languages?

Following a course in a Modern Foreign Language should encourage you to:

  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively in the MFL through speaking and writing
  • Develop the ability to listen to, read and understand the language
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the grammar of the MFL
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the countries and communities where the MFL is spoken
  • Develop a foundation for further study and/ or practical use of the MFL

A qualification in a language can lead to a career in:

Journalism

Law

Teaching

Translation

Interpreting

Travel and tourism

Speech therapy

Charity work

Marketing

Finance

Banking

Linguistics

Buying

Distribution

Trade