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Foreign Languages

At Calday we strive to develop an atmosphere where all languages are celebrated and cultural awareness is promoted. The teaching staff speak many languages between them and have a wealth of international experience which is passed on to the students to ensure they see language as beneficial to their life chances.

Students learn the basics of grammar and vocabulary through different topics. The focus is on oral communication but students also extend their listening, reading and writing skills.

Various activities and trip are organised, including a visit in Year 7 to the Manchester Christmas markets. There are trips to the Black Forest and to Paris. There is a German and an Italian exchange trip; students spend ten days on exchange at school and with host families, their trip will include different cultural experiences in the country they are visiting.