Multilingual Tring

Our Tring Park family is a multilingual one; several different languages are spoken among our students and teachers. We reach a deeper and better understanding of each other and ourselves if we are able to communicate, listen and learn together.  The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and people, the 16th of November is the date they declared as International Day for Tolerance. 

We currently have learners studying, not only our curricular languages French and Spanish, but also Italian, German, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. In the last few years students have been able to complete GCSE or A-Level qualifications in many different languages including Turkish, Polish, Welsh and Japanese. This wide variety shows the multicultural nature of our school.

As part of a link between our MFL and PSHE Departments we have conducted our regular Languages Audit.  Languages spoken in our school family include:

•         Afrikaans

•         Arabic

•         Catalan

•         Cantonese

•         Dutch

•         French

•         German

•         Hebrew

•         Italian

•         Japanese

•         Korean

•         Mandarin

•         Polish

•         Portuguese

•         Russian

•         Spanish

•         Swedish

•         Turkish

•         Welsh

Language learning opens the door to a deeper understanding of different cultures. Speaking several languages is one of the best exercises that your brain can get to maintain cognitive function throughout life. Furthermore, as many alumni will testify, it helps with work and travel as well as creative opportunities.