With its extensive facilities and expert team of language teachers in the Adamson Centre, the Modern Foreign Languages department aspires to nurture global communicators and contributors who are outward looking, empathetic, and who possess a life-long curiosity to learn about other cultures.
Subjects taught here
Many pupils study two or more languages and take advantage of the breadth of clubs, societies and lectures on offer outside the curriculum.
Over two-thirds of Oundelians take up a place at a Russell Group University, with popular degree choices including Modern Languages. That said, academic excellence means far than mere examination results. Academic scholars have the opportunity to demonstrate a love of learning beyond the classroom by introducing them to a wide variety of materials and creating a community in which they can achieve their full potential and develop intellectual breadth and depth in a particular discipline.
To me, being a Scholar is obviously about working hard and upholding a certain academic standard, but more importantly, it’s about a curiosity to learn. In the classroom, teachers always find time to answer more advanced, or simply off-topic, questions, which stretches our knowledge immeasurably.Academic Scholar
14 teaching rooms
2 Sony language laboratories
Raymond Lee International Suite (Cinema and Auditorium)
6 dedicated language assistant pods for speaking practice
In 2013, with the help of Waterland Architects, the previous Scott science block was transformed into a new Modern Foreign Languages department. Many of the original architectural features were uncovered, renovated and incorporated into the new scheme, along with a first floor extension housing two new classrooms. The Adamson Centre was made possible by the legacy of Old Oundelian Fred Adamson (D 37).
Language Assistant Pod