Study Visits and Exchanges

As a Department we feel nothing can be more beneficial to our students than experiencing the real way of life of other cultures and we offer a variety of study visits and exchanges to France, Germany, Spain, Italy and in the past China.

In Year 7, students get a first-hand experience of the language they have learnt during their first year at Arden by being offered the opportunity to visit France during the summer term. This has been an extremely popular study visit and it gives our students that first contact with the target language by allowing them further opportunities to discover the culture and language of the country.

We also organise a study visit to France, Italy and Spain for Key Stage 3. In addition to these visits, we also offer a German exchange with our partner school Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Schwalbach am Tanus, Germany. Our German exchange helps our students to be immersed in the language and culture of the country and this has received so many positive reviews from our students.

Our Sixth Formers can also benefit from our varied choice of study visits or work experience by attending our cultural trips to France, Spain or Germany aimed at expanding their cultural knowledge of the language of the country they are studying.

Florence 2017

After a weekend to recover from a very busy half-term, staff and students who were Florence-bound met at Arden on a rather chilly Monday morning...

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German Exchange Visit 2017

We were delighted to host the German students and staff as part of the exchange programme.

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Visit to Cambridge University

 Thirty linguists from Year 9 visited Girton College, Cambridge on 20 January to find out more about studying languages.

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Year 8 visit to Paris 2016

Further information about the Year 8 visit to Paris scheduled for March 2016

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Year 7 ARDE visit to France 2015

It was 8:00 AM on  22 June when we left Old Sil’s for our first Arden residential trip.

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German Exchange 2015

A number of Arden Year 9 students flew out to Frankfurt in Germany from Birmingham Airport. It was an amazing experience!

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Paris 2014

At 6.30am on Friday 21 April, while others were still sleeping, 18 pupils from Arden were heading off for a weekend stay in Paris! Our...

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Study visit to Italy - Easter 2013

An article written by students who thoroughly enjoyed their time in Italy during one of the recent visits

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Year 7 visit to France - 2013

At the end of June, the three dual linguists from Year 12 (Maddie Parkin, Hannah Robbins, Sian Fedeski) had the opportunity to go to Pas-De-Calais...

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Year 9 German Exchange

In January 2014 eleven Year 9 students went to Germany for the exchange between the Albert Einstein School and Arden.

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