Modern Languages

Supporting Learning at Home

SENIOR PHASE (S4-S6)

Our N4/5, German and French classes can be found on Google Classroom.  All pupils have access and should check the steam regularly for classwork.  Work will be posted every week for completion by students.  This work will take approximately the same time to read and complete as regular work completed in classes.   Students are strongly encouraged to keep up with the work, meet deadlines which will be set and to seek clarification using the Stream option.   Resources and optional work will also be added to support learning.     Where students intend to continue with the subject into next session, work will be set at the next level of learning – Higher students can start their AH coursework, National 5 students can start the Higher Course.

Google Classroom codes

  • New Higher French – kya2vnr
  • New Advanced Higher French – vuypodt

BGE (S1-S3)

All BGE pupils have been added to Google Classroom and can access coursework, assignments and exercises virtually.  Pupils will be set work corresponding to three periods of teaching per week.    Pupils are strongly encouraged to complete all the tasks and assignments and return their work electronically and on time.  Any questions can be asked via the Stream function on Google Classroom.  S3 students who have opted for Modern Languages next session will be expected to start the National 4 and 5 courses and work will be posted to support this.

Google Classroom codes

  • S1 French – b5sahr4
  • S2 French – c5gyc3j
  • S3 French – w4mlm3k
  • S2/3 German – 6g3yk6y

Modern Languages at LGS

The purpose of the French & German courses at all levels is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of reading, listening, talking, and writing, in order to understand and use French / German in a range of everyday contexts.

Pupils will be able to:

  • Enhance their communication skills through the consistent development of the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing.
  • Develop a knowledge of the structure of the foreign language and how it relates to their own first language.
  • Raise their awareness of other cultures and international citizenship.
  • Develop generic skills such as working with others, research skills, skills in presenting information and IT skills.

The courses also contribute towards the development of literacy skills by providing learners with opportunities to read, listen, talk and write in a modern language, and to reflect on how this relates to English.

Did you know?

British nationals are seriously under-represented in jobs in European institutions, largely because of poor foreign language skills. (BBC News)

Staff members:

  • Mr J Millar, Principal Teacher Learning and Teaching
  • Mrs L Findlay
  • Ms R Kerr
  • Mrs A Robson