A love of languages at Priestley

STUDENTS have spelt out why they chose to study languages at Priestley College.

Georgia Worswick, who came to Priestley from The Grange School, studies French, Spanish, Philosophy and Sociology.

She enjoys learning languages as well as gaining understanding of different cultures and hopes to pursue a career related to languages.

“I prefer college to high school because there is a lovely atmosphere, especially in the languages department,” said Georgia.

“You feel a lot more relaxed in your lessons and teachers are always there to help. Not only do we have our lessons during the week but we also get a 30-minute slot in our timetable dedicated to speaking with a native speaker with brings on your confidence for perhaps future encounters with people of different languages.”

It is a similar story for Hannah Fortune who is studying Spanish, Maths, Economics and Chemistry after leaving Birchwood Community High School.

Hannah said she chose Priestley because of the wide range of courses on offer as well as the impression she took from students and teachers during open events.

“I chose to take AS Spanish as I enjoy the course at GCSE and I am interested in travelling and being able to speak well in a language I love,” she said.

“Regarding the future I personally believe that knowing a language will help me with any career ambitions as it stands out on a CV. I also enjoy the half an hour weekly oral lessons which are improving my confidence with Spanish and I am interested in travelling to Spain and testing my skills soon.”


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