Our aim at St. Mary’s is that students will develop an interest and a curiosity about modern foreign languages. First Year students are given an opportunity to study both French and Spanish. They will chose their preferred language during the course of First Year and will continue with their chosen language until senior cycle.
The aims of learning a modern foreign language in our school are:
To create an interest in learning French and Spanish
To introduce students to a modern foreign language in an enjoyable, classroom environment
To develop students’ awareness of cultural differences
To develop the key linguistic skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing
‘Las alumnas del cuarto curso con su profesora Señora Barrett Cahalane. Cada mes las chicas hacen un proyecto sobre las fiestas en el mundo hispánico. Estos proyectos se muestran en el tablón de anuncios. ¡Bien hecho chicas!
Fourth Year pupils with their Spanish teacher Ms. Barrett Cahalane. Every month the girls do a project on the festivals in the Hispanic world. These projects are displayed on the school’s Spanish notice board. Well done girls!