International Languages Department Mission Statement
“The Glenfield College International Languages Department aims to equip the students with the skills to communicate in a second language, learn about languages, and view the world from differing perspectives.”
Aims of the Glenfield College International Languages Department
Develop communicative skills in Japanese in both written and oral language
Develop cultural awareness and understanding
Develop language awareness and appropriate usage
Benefits of Studying another Language
Learning a second language benefits all students, intellectually, socially, and culturally.
Learning a second language gives students a better understanding of their first language.
Learning a second language gives students the skills to learn further languages.
Exploring language helps students to gain skills and confidence and encourages them to take learning risks.
Language and culture are inseparable.
Learning a new language enables students to take their place in a multicultural community and a multilingual world.
Facilities and Resources
Multimedia presentations form a regular part of teaching.
Japanese language assistants are regularly involved in oral classes.
Language classes make use of ICT facilities, audio and visual recordings.
Opportunities Available to Students
Students at all levels are encouraged to enter the Japanese Proficiency Test held twice yearly. This is an internationally recognized test run by the Ministry of Education of Japan.
Students also have the opportunity to experience Japanese foods in class.
Phone: 444 9066 ext 744
Email: [email protected]
Our Japanese courses may be found here: International Languages