German at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School Who needs to speak a foreign language? They all speak English anyway! 94% of the world’s population does not speak English as their first language. 75% do not speak English at all. Over 300 languages are spoken in London alone. In Europe pupils normally learn 3 languages in high school £ What is it worth? € Employees offering one modern foreign language can be paid up to 20% more. The more languages you speak the more employable you are. Employers want staff who can win business in Europe. €€€€€€€€€€€€ £££££££ €€€€€€€€€€€€ £££££££ Will my job be safe? UK graduates in modern foreign languages have one of the lowest unemployment rates Only one in 10 workers in the UK can speak a foreign language. Do the maths ….. linguists are in demand! GB -Crying out for language skills British Industry has identified a need for people with better language skills. 2012 Olympics is only 2 years away – over 70,000 volunteers needed Primary School Teachers From 2012 it is the government’s intention to introduce Modern Foreign Languages into primary schools – it has already happened in England If you want to be a primary teacher, you could get a job much easier with a language. What jobs can I do with a language? Any job that you can do in English, but with the opportunity of travel and mixing with people from foreign countries e.g journalist, armed forces, travel and tourism, accounting, law, engineering Huge demand for specialist language jobs French and German at S.R.G. Dedicated, highly experienced staff with consistently 85-100% pass rate – A*-C Individual study package reflecting your own interests and abilities. It’s all about YOU! Adaptable programme. Higher and Foundation level offered in all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You pick the skills you are best at for Higher level. What’s in the course? Personal and Social Life The Local Community The World of Work The Wider World How is it assessed? 1 Reading and 1 Listening paper (each worth 20% of total mark). 2 short Speaking exams – around 5 minutes each (30% of total mark). 2 pieces of Written coursework – between 100 and 300 words each – dictionaries and notes allowed (30% of total mark). How many can I study? If you have enjoyed your first language, and have done well, you will have been offered the second language this year. You can study either or both languages at G.C.S.E. Do I get the chance to use my language in Germany? S.R.G. staff are committed to giving all pupils the opportunity of using their languages immersed in the German environment. All pupils have the opportunity to go on the German Exchange. German Exchange German Exchange Open air concert put on for us by the orchestra of our partner school. In the background the view from the castle in Altensteig, Black Forest. IT’S FUN! There’s nothing quite like the buzz of chatting to friends in a foreign country, in their language, while sharing with them their friendship, their culture, their literature and their country. You can only do this if you speak their language!