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Manchester High School for Girls

Languages

In the Modern Languages department at Manchester High School for Girls, we emphasise that learning languages is a skill for life.

By using a wide range of teaching methods and with the support of our state-of-the-art language laboratories, we prepare girls to not simply meet the professional challenges of the future but also to develop a life-long enthusiasm for languages.

In a world where the ability to communicate clearly is increasingly important, we support our students to communicate effectively and accurately.  We have Foreign Language Assistants with whom girls can practise, we also offer direct access to the languages through our residential visits programme and we have links to schools abroad. 

Nazneen and fellow German language students in Year 9 visited  Cologne in 2017

"As part of an action-packed few days in Cologne, we went sightseeing and saw the Cologne cathedral. It was more beautiful than you could ever imagine; no picture really captures its amazing beauty." - Nazneen, Year 9

The girls are encouraged to watch films and read books in a foreign language, which they can borrow from our MFL library. In order to provide further enrichment outside of the classroom, the girls have the opportunity to participate in debating, poetry and essay writing competitions and the linguistics Olympiad, which they find both enjoyable and rewarding.

We strongly believe that the knowledge of a foreign language opens doors in to different cultures and enriches lives immensely.