Learning a new language encourages children and young people to broaden their horizons as they explore the language and its associated culture.
In Kirkhill, our pupils learn French from P1 – P7 and Mandarin from P5 – P7.
In doing so:
- they gain a deeper understanding of their first language and appreciate the richness and interconnected nature of languages
- they enhance their understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of their own and gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world
- develop skills that they can use and enjoy in work and leisure throughout their life