Mrs T Hunjan BA (Hons.)
Miss A Aristizabal BA (Hons.)
Mrs Gemma Alvarez BA (Hons.)
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and as such is regarded as an extremely valuable asset by both universities and employers alike. Our department is made up of a team of specialist, highly-skilled teachers who use a variety of techniques and learning styles in order to access all pupils. Students also have the opportunity to supplement their learning outside of the lesson with fun clubs, a drop-in clinic, pen pals and also study visits to Spain. We are fortunate to also have a highly qualified Foreign Language Assistant who helps both in class and also on a one-to-one basis with students. Alongside this, we also work with the Spanish Embassy, through which we have organized work experience placements, proving to be a fantastic opportunity for students to increase their confidence and language skills. Pupils thoroughly enjoy Spanish and uptake at all levels is excellent!
The Spanish department have developed productive cross-curricular links. A highlight was the 2010 Spanish Day where the department worked with History, Music, and Dance to provide the students with a cultural day like no other! We also have links with English, Geography and Food Technology, and are always looking for new ways to build links with other areas.