At Nelson Mandela School, English and German are taught at mother tongue and partner tongue level. French and Spanish (the latter was introduced in 2007) are offered as a second or third foreign language. At present, around 240 students are taking French in grades 5 to 13. The number of students learning Spanish is about the same.

Why is it a good idea to study Spanish? Why French? Below is an overview of what is on offer, and here are answers to frequently asked questions.

Primary school

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

There is also information on the DELF scolaire test, on the Spanish and French teachers at NMS and on exchange programmes and trips abroad. Additionally. we have also put together a page with useful links.

Authors of this section: Marion Evans (French department) and C├Ącilia Harder (Spanish department)
As per March 2012