Modern Languages Department Overview

Every pupil has the right to learn a foreign language. The ability to speak another language is important in many areas of business and commerce. Since the opening of the Single European Market in 1992, trade barriers have been removed and many companies now operate in several European countries. As a result employers are often looking for people who can speak more than one language.




Duolingo is a free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform. As of 23 March 2015, Duolingo offers Latin American Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish and Turkish.


Babbel is a fee-based, online language learning software and e-learning platform available in various languages since January 2008. Thirteen languages are currently offered: Dutch, Danish, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish. According to, it has over 20,000,000 users from more than 190 countries.


Have fun learning languages with busuu through a carefully structured and exciting course of 150 words, taught across 30 vibrant learning units full of educational games!

French Pod 101

Whether you're new to FrenchPod101 or have been studying with us for years, this app will get you speaking your French from the very first lesson. We've created thousands of lessons and learning tools used by listeners all around the world and now we're making them all available in one handy free app. Why do people love our lessons so much? Because they're fast, easy and fun - and now they're mobile too!

24/7 French Tutor

Learn or refresh your French, anytime and anywhere with a mobile language lab.

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Verb 2 Verbe

At last, all the power of on your iPhone. With the Verb2Verbe iPhone application you can conjugate and translate over 8000 French and English verbs!