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Discover Hampton - a podcast from Hampton School

Loving Languages

Season 1, Ep. 2

Hola, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Ni Hao, Privet! Step into the Modern Languages Department for a flavour of how we teach French, German, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish at Hampton. It's all about the spoken word and most Hamptonians leave school able to converse in at least one language thanks to our brilliant teachers who are passionate about young people connecting and engaging with the world around them.

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