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“Everyone can gain benefits from learning a language – cultural enrichment and the ability to communicate and interact confidently with people outside one’s own community.” (Tinsley,T.  ‘Promoting languages in higher education:lessons from the European Year of Languages’)
The study of a foreign language enhances a pupil’s personal and educational development in a variety of ways.
It may enable the student to:
- establish contact with people of their own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures;
- understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as ‘real’ and ‘valid’ as experience of the world through English;
- acquire an explicit understanding of what the components of language are and how these may be manipulated for different purposes;
- derive cognitive benefits through
- making connections
- attending to detail and pragmatic strategies.
All of these are basic transferable skills that may be activated or honed through a modern language.
Please click on AQA further details.
Please click on Edexcel for further sdetails