Brampton has a small modern languages department staffed by teachers whose expertise can rival that of any other department in the country. Offering French, German, Spanish, Modern Hebrew and Italian. The department has a tradition of outstanding A level results.
The department is situated in its own fully equipped languages room, and students are encouraged to make use of its extensive DVD and foreign language book resources. Spanish students also normally spend a week on work experience in Spain. Students have gone on to study Spanish at King’s College, London, French at Oxford, Modern Languages at Manchester and various combined courses in Management and a modern language.
Modern Languages Staff
Tony Lewis BA (HONS), MA, PGCE
Tony is an inspiring and very popular teacher of Spanish, who came to Brampton after a distinguished career as Head of Modern Languages in four different schools, and latterly at Chingford Foundation School. He is a specialist in Latin America.
Olivier Tarot, BA, MA, MAITRISE FLE, PGCE
Teacher of French and Spanish. Olivier has over fifteen years’ experience of modern language teaching at various different levels and in a range of contexts, including the French Institute. He is an A level examiner for Edexcel.
A native German speaker, Marion Adler graduated from Middlesex University and has taught GCSE and A Level German since 2002, with a strong track record of success in both one-to-one and classroom settings. Marion believes learning a language cannot be done in isolation and needs to be part of a larger realm of study which encompasses culture, history, art, film and literature. She has extensive experience coaching her students to achieve their full potential and particularly enjoys helping students boost their confidence in preparation for their exams. Marion has also successfully prepared A Level students for university admissions interviews including Oxbridge applications. Nothing gives Marion more joy than seeing young people succeed.
Aliza Zietzer RSA LING DIP, CTEFL
Alisa has been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1990 and has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, academics, teenagers and children. She has concentrated on IELTS for the last six years and enjoys seeing the progress made by international students, many of whom arrive in the UK with minimal language skills and go on to study a wide array of subjects at British universities. In her spare time she likes learning about different cultures and travels as much as possible.
Modern Languages Students
Anjlee Bakrania studied Spanish, German and Biology at the College. Here she tells us about her work experience in Spain:
“There are so many good reasons for doing this kind of work programme, I don’t know where to begin. First, you get to experience a culture totally different to our own. I chose to go because I love travelling, and it was an excellent way of improving my Spanish speaking skills. It gave me the perfect opportunity to strengthen my Spanish and it was a great way of making new friends. Valladolid is a great city that has a lot to offer students and visitors. It offers beautiful ancient architecture and fantastic history. Every street corner would lead to a church, and the people were so friendly. Overall, it was a great experience and I have many ‘recuerdos’ of this trip for years to come.”