At St Christopher's we aim to prepare our girls to be future citizens of the world. As such, they are introduced to two of the most widely-spoken languages during their time here.
Girls learn Spanish throughout the school, with dedicated lessons each week. From Reception to Year 3, they also have Mandarin lessons in small groups and as a class. Languages are taught in an interactive manner, focusing on speaking and building confidence. The girls prepare and perform role-plays in Spanish and absorb elements of Chinese culture through music, arts and crafts in Mandarin. Authentic material and languages websites are used to develop learning, enthusiasm and enjoyment.
We mark Languages Day every year, celebrating the extraordinary range of languages spoken by the girls (and staff!) at the school. In addition, we offer an after school French club from Reception to Year 6, an Italian club for Years 2, 3 and 4 and a Mandarin club for Years 4 and 5.