Languages

Languages

 

The Language College

Learning and life in general require a common language. It is language that enables people, communities and cultures to come together for a successful co-existence. Our Language College endeavours to provide all our students with the essential life skill of communication in foreign languages.

All students at Hockerill study at least two foreign languages to GCSE level, many students in our bilingual section pass their GCSE examinations with top marks in year 9 and continue their foreign language study by taking an A level course in years 10 and 11.

The language tuition is supplemented by our extensive and excellent programme of trips and exchanges which gives our students every year the opportunity to experience the culture and people in the target language country.

Our Faculty of 16 staff demonstrates internationalism by example with its members originating from Britain, Columbia, France, Germany and Japan. Most of the staff teach at least two subjects, several in faculties outside Languages such as Humanities, Music and Maths and thereby promote automatically the spirit of cross curricular teaching and learning. The teaching is supported by 8 foreign language assistants and the Language College Manager. We also send two teachers to our eight primary partner schools to support them with their provision of foreign languages teaching. 

Our aim is to educate young people who:

  • … can communicate successfully in at least two foreign languages.
  • … have experienced and enjoy the cultural differences of communities.
  • … and operate confidently and successfully in an international environment.

 

Community

The Language College is committed to the provision of language learning in our local community. This provision is varied and reflects a commitment to lifelong learning from primary school through to adult education.

After College Classes for Primary students

The Language College's long established language classes provide extra tuition in French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese for local children. The aim is to show that language learning is fun and communicating can be easy. The teachers use the target language method and our sixth formers help in class, providing useful experience for them and extra fun for the younger ones.

The classes cost £30 per year (£10 per term) for 2013/14 and further information regarding the 2013/14 classes will be available to download here at the end of April

 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2013/2014

To download information about the courses please click here

To complete online application form please click here

Please note that attendance at a language class in Year 5 and/or 6 is not taken into account should you decide to apply for a Year 7 place for your child at Hockerill. The published oversubscription criteria are used should there be more applicants than places available.

Foreign Language Support in the Community

For many years now the Language College has supported the teaching of French in the local community. We provide language professionals to our Primary and Secondary partners promoting language learning in the area as a whole. Staff training in the provision of French is offered to a number of partner primary schools.

Adult Language Classes

STOP PRESS - New classes for January 2014 - Spanish Advanced classes for GCSE Preparation, Friday evenings 7-9pm with Sussy Hammond.

We are delighted to be able to offer classes in Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mandarin and Japanese to Adult learners in the evening subject to demand. For further details of the classes available and the registration form please click on the links below. The classes run from 7pm to 9pm and concentrate on communication skills and there are 10 classes per term. For further information call Chris Smith or Amanda Cattermole on 01279 713946. If you wish to attend classes, please print and complete the registration form and return it, together with your payment to: Hockerill Anglo-European College, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5HX marked for the attention of Amanda Cattermole.

Click here for news on 2013/14 classes

 

Make this the year you learn another language (and have fun!) . We look forward to seeing you there!

 

MFL Staff List September 2012/13

Name

Subject

Position

Axel Geissler

German

Head of Language College

Dr Rolf Wiesemes

German/French

Head of German

Christine Schmidt

German

Assistant

Gerlinde Pearson

German

Assistant

 

 

 

Franziska Lang

German/Mandarin

Teacher of German and Mandarin

Chloe Wu

Mandarin

Assistant

 

 

 

Nicky Ullmann

French

Head of French

Joelle Hudson

French/Spanish

Teacher of French

Marie Lorraine Cunin

French

Teacher of French

Celine Mestre

French

Teacher of French

Emily Peau

French

Teacher of French

Aurelie Sanner

French

Teacher of French

Sylvia Jones

French

Teacher of French

Natalie Shellard

French

Assistant

Anne Sophie Jewson

French

Assistant

 

 

 

Dr Carmen Milan-Varela

Spanish

Head of Spanish

Eva Niembro Blanco

Spanish

Assistant

 

 

 

Hugh Michell

Italian

Head of Italian

Maria Trotta

Italian

Assistant

 

 

 

Anne Rajakumar

Japanese

Head of Japanese

Yuka Isaacs

Japanese

Assistant

 

 

 

Christine Smith

Administration

Language College Manager

Amanda Cattermole

Administration

Admin Assistant