Modern Foreign Languages

On Friday 24th January, we were lucky enough to have Tim Penn, a motivational speaker in languages visit Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn to inspire our pupils. All year 9 pupils and those currently studying for GCSE or AS and A level in French and / or Spanish, were in attendance.  Mr Penn explained the importance of being able to communicate in other languages other than our own, in terms of the world of work. He brought home the need for language skills in jobs currently available in Wales in areas such as Engineering, IT, science, business and the Armed Forces. He highlighted the shortage of linguists and how acquiring this skill would enable pupils to be successful in highly paid jobs in their futures. It is hoped that his inspiring approach through scenario and role play, will encourage pupils to study another language at GCSE Level or beyond, helping us at our school to continue to equip pupils with the essential language and communication skills to compete in a global jobs market.

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