At The Lakes School, our Languages Department is dedicated to inspiring, challenging, and empowering our students to become confident global citizens. Our vision is to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where every student is inspired to explore the world through language, challenged to exceed their own expectations, and empowered to make meaningful contributions to our global society. 

As highlighted by UNESCO in 2020, in today’s interconnected world, language proficiency is crucial for fostering social cohesion, promoting cultural vitality, and driving socio-economic development. Language learning not only unlocks opportunities for personal growth but also plays a pivotal role in building bridges between individuals and communities. 

Through our rigorous and innovative curriculum, we aim to inspire a lifelong love for language learning and cultural exploration. We challenge our students to push beyond their comfort zones, embrace linguistic diversity, and develop a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the world. 

By equipping our students with the linguistic skills and cultural competence necessary to navigate diverse global contexts, we empower them to actively engage with and contribute to our increasingly interconnected world. Our goal is to instill in our students the confidence and resilience to communicate effectively across cultures, fostering empathy, understanding, and collaboration. 

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head, if you talk to a man in his own language, it goes to his heart.” This sentiment underscores the transformative power of language in fostering meaningful connections and understanding. 

Similarly, Roger Bacon’s assertion that “The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages” highlights the profound impact language learning has on intellectual development and lifelong learning. 

Federico Fellini’s perspective that “A different language is a different vision of life” encapsulates our belief that language is not merely a tool for communication but a gateway to new perspectives, ideas, and experiences. 

As educators, we are committed to inspiring curiosity, fostering a growth mindset, and empowering our students to realize their full potential. Through a combination of innovative teaching methodologies, experiential learning opportunities, and real-world application, we strive to cultivate critical thinking skills, creativity, and adaptability in our students. 

Together, we aspire to inspire, challenge, and empower the next generation of global leaders, equipped with the language skills, cultural awareness, and open-mindedness to thrive in an ever-changing world.


At the Lakes school we encourage reading for enjoyment.  This link will take you to a news site especially designed for learners of Spanish where you can choose to read about the topics that interest you.

Spanish curriculum