French is, along with English, the only language spoken on all five continents.
More than 220 million people speak French on all the five continents, making it a major language of international communication. French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. A French lesson at BGS is a cultural journey into the worlds of fashion, gastronomy, the arts, architecture and science.

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Head of Department

Madame Banks studied at Bordeaux III University where she obtained a Masters Degree in French Literature and Language before moving to the UK.
She completed her PGCE at The University of Manchester and teaches French, German and Latin.
She started at BGS as Head of MFL in 2015and has since strived to share her love of language learning, foreign literature and international current affairs with all BGS pupils and students.
Madame Banks is also Head of French and Latin.