Learning a language offers your child a world of possibilities. Knowing another language makes travelling abroad easier (and much more fun!) as well as opening the door to wider career opportunities. It’s also been shown that learning a second language can improve a students’ results in other subjects because it boosts brain power and critical thinking skills!

Boys and girls of all ages can thrive learning a language. New ways of teaching languages, such as using video and partnering online with schools in a different country, brings learning to life and motivates children to enjoy the subject which in turn makes it easier to learn. By hearing about new cultures, your child will improve their chances to study abroad, meet new people and follow their own path. 

Taking a language at GCSE gives your child the skills to speak and understand that language in many common situations and is the foundation for future study.

If your child already speaks and understands a language other than English at home or in their community, they might be able to get a qualification in that language. This skill also makes it easier for them to learn another language at school.

Help your child go far. Get in touch with your school to find out what languages they offer at GSCE and talk to your child about their options.

Language Hubs

The UK government has invested in a series of Language Hubs around England in areas such as Tyne & Tees, the West Midlands and Portsmouth. These hubs, led by the National Consortium for Languages Education, bring together the very best in teaching practice for languages and allows schools to share best practice. Ask your school if they are a partner in a Language Hub.

3 surprising benefits of learning languages 

Take a look at this video to find out about how language learning improves job chances, mental health and brain power.