The Modern Languages faculty at Kinross High School offers four languages: French, German, Spanish and Mandarin. Pupils can also study Russian in S6 as part of the Languages for Life and Work course. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff aim to offer all pupils a positive language learning experience. Through the skills of talking, listening, reading and writing, we enhance students' ability to communicate with others in a foreign language, to enable them to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas with confidence, and arm them with the knowledge of how language works.
The Modern Languages faculty fosters cultural awareness and encourages pupils to view themselves as part of a wider global community. We encourage learner independence and co-operation with others. We also highlight the importance of language skills in the world of work. Our staff strive to build on the work in our cluster primary schools so that pupils are keen to take advantage of the language learning opportunities at Kinross High School.
Kinross High School is also the Confucius Hub for Perth and Kinross Council and, in addition to a Mandarin teacher, benefit from the additional appointment of Hanban teachers.
French is taught from P1 to P7 in Kinross High's cluster primary schools. Pupils may also learn Spanish, German or Mandarin from P5. Kinross High cluster schools work closely together and follow a common programme designed in line with the Curriculum for Excellence in order to ensure continuity and progression in learning from primary to secondary school. Pupils study French in S1 to S3 and have the opportunity to continue Spanish, German and Mandarin in addition. Our S3 French and German pupils have the opportunity to participate in the exchanges which greatly increases their confidence in communicating in a foreign language.