Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Polly White  (Head of Department) BA (UCL) PGCE (King's) French, Spanish
Mrs Christina Balsom  Lehrerin des Lehramtes an Grund-, Haupt- und Realschulen (Lüneburg) QTS German
Miss Fionnuala Burke BA (Kent) QTS French, Spanish
Mrs Susana Camprubí-Reches  BA (Barcelona) MEd (Cardiff) Spanish
Mrs Ludivine Fitzwater Licence (Valenciennes) QTS (CiLT) French
Mrs Joanne Quinlan BA (Luton) PGCE (Manchester Metropolitan) Spanish, German, French
Mrs Taryn Zimmermann  BA (Leeds) PGCE (Manchester) German, Spanish
Mrs Beatrice Beaup (French Language Assistant)    
Mrs Paulina Bravo de Amesti (Spanish Language Assistant)    

Languages at Farnborough Hill

Modern Foreign Languages are taught to all students from Year 7 onwards. In Years 7 and 8, pupils choose to study either French or Spanish. In Year 9, pupils continue with their chosen language and may also opt to study a second language, choosing from French, German or Spanish. All pupils take at least one language for GCSE. All three languages are offered at A level. Native-speaking language assistants provide one-to-one conversation with Sixth Form students, helping to develop fluency in the language. 

Trips Abroad

We try to give the girls the opportunity to visit Germany, France or Spain through exchange visits and cultural home-stay trips.  Recent trips have taken the girls to Munich, Nice and Granada.