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This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to study two languages.


Everyone will be studying a language in S3.  Language is at the core of thinking. Learners reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.  The course provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills in listening and talking, reading and writing, which are essential for learning, work and life, to use different media effectively for learning and communication and to develop understanding of how language works.  


The study of a modern language has a unique contribution to make to the development of cultural awareness, as it provides learners with a means of communicating directly with people from different cultures, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of their own. They gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world, and therefore develop a much richer understanding of active citizenship. 


The course will cover all Level 3 Outcomes and Experiences, progressing on to the Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes. Despite only having two periods a week, pupils will cover the same content as pupils studying French for 3 periods a week, given that all pupils in this class will also be studying another language, their skills will be strong enough to cope with this provided they consolidate all learning at home.  


The purpose of these courses is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening, talking and writing skills in the modern language and to develop their knowledge of simple or increasingly more complex language in contexts of society, learning, employability and culture.   


Everything you need to know before selecting this course


There will be regular learning of vocabulary and grammatical structures required. There will be several formal assessments in all four language skills which the pupils will need to prepare carefully at home. 

How you will be assessed

Work will be assessed through ongoing monitoring of class work and class activities and through formal class assessments. 


Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course


S4 and beyond

National 5, leading to Higher and Advanced Higher for those achieving National 5 at an appropriate level, will be offered in the Senior Phase.  


Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Fraser - S3

I picked the course so that I could expand my knowledge of while also learning Spanish. I enjoyed learning how to book a hotel because it will be useful in the future, however I didn’t enjoy doing family as we had done it before in S2. I would recommend the course to anyone who multiple languages. 


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Lucy - S3

I picked Dual Linguist French because I really enjoyed French in S2 and I was quite good at it, but I also wanted to try another language (Spanish). The Dual Linguist course meant I could do them both and still choose the other subjects I wanted to do. I have enjoyed learning about Paris and enjoyed the course despite the class not being too great this year. I would recommend this course for you next year but be prepared to work hard to get the most out of it! 

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