Learning for a more just
and sustainable world

Modern Languages provides the context to discuss topics of global social and environmentalimportance in the target language, equipping young people with the skills to converse with native speakers about relevant topical issues.

It also gives the opportunity to explore the culture, values and lifestyles of people in the countries across the world who speak the language, the links we have with these countries, historically as well as now and reflect on how global issues such as poverty and inequality are addressed in these places.

La Pobreza y las derechos de los Ninos

Developed by Gillian Miller, St John’s Academy, Perth

Using the context of poverty and human rights, this unit provides a stimulating way to develop aspects of language learning in meaningful ways.


Languages resources

Human Rights in the Curriculum – French or Spanish are available from Amnesty International, or on loan from your local DEC. They support language teachers to incorporate Human Rights and Citizenship into the French or Spanish curriculum.


Citoyens du Monde is based around video interviews with French speaking teenagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo talking about their lives and the issues that are important to them.

Take Maliis a cross curricular resource pack to support students in developing intercultural understanding in French and Geography.


Hola Peru provides a set of learning resources which take a global approach to Geography and Spanish.

Human rights in Spanish – a lesson plan

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