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There are two aspects of the languages area of the curriculum.

The first covers experiences and outcomes in the language a young person needs in order to engage fully in society and in learning – whether that is English, Gaelic or, for young people who need additional support, the means of communication which enables them to communicate most effectively.

The second covers experiences and outcomes in additional languages. At St. John Paul II, pupils in P6 and P7 learn to speak Spanish in conjunction with Cardinal Newman High School. At various times pupils will study other languages as part of a project and all pupils will gain some experience in studying the Scots Language.

At St. John Paul II, where possible we adopt an Active Learning approach. This involves the children working with a variety of resources and stimuli and in a co-operative way.

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