Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Faculty of MFL

MFL Faculty Staff

Welcome to the Faculty of MFL

‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. 
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’
Nelson Mandela

In an increasingly competitive and challenging global marketplace the ability to speak a Modern Foreign Language is not only desirable, it can be the pathway to career enhancement.  Whether socially or in a business context, educationally or for enhancing personal growth from global travel, learning a language will take you on a journey of enrichment that can endure for a lifetime.

The Modern Foreign Languages Faculty aims to provide a rich and diverse learning experience for all students, combining sound grammatical knowledge with increased cultural awareness and encouraging creativity and independence. The department is strongly committed to making the study of a foreign language a rewarding experience for the entire ability range, so that each student will be able to achieve his/her potential. We aim to deliver courses which are enjoyable, rewarding and offer students a realistic opportunity to be successful at the highest possible level, thus providing a platform for further study.

We strongly advocate the learning of languages through authentic use and experience.  The faculty runs an annual educational study visit to Cologne, Germany and Paris, France on an alternating basis for Year 9 and 10 students. Each October we welcome a Foreign Language Assistant into the Faculty, who works primarily with our GCSE students to prepare them for the speaking examinations.


On Saturday 8th November,  5 of our dual linguists took part in a Modern Languages Gifted and Talented Morning at Bolton School.
Click here to view the student blog entry for it.