Trip to the Languages Show Live - October 2018

Following the success of last year’s trip to the Languages Live Show in London, the Modern Foreign Languages department arranged another successful visit for Y10 and Y11 students to The Language Show in Olympia this October.


The show is designed for students, professionals who use languages in their work or simply for those who love learning a language. It provided an exciting opportunity for our learners to see the range of advice, resources and potential jobs that are be available language lovers. The students who attended from St. Paul’s are those who are interested in studying languages post GCSE. With nearly 60 organisations attending from the European Parliament, the British Council, the Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation and TV5monde, our students were able to gain new perspectives and insight into the linguistic landscape from native speakers and experts in the field.


Our students were particularly impressed by the live interpreting sessions that enabled them to try out interpreting for real; the Lirica music app that that helps students learn a language through music and lyrics; and innovative tools and books to help them with their grammar. The trip was a great way for students to see how languages can be used in real life as well as to help their learning in school.




Here is some feedback from some of our students on the trip:


“I feel The Language Show really inspired me to continue learning languages out of school as it showed me how useful and enjoyable it is to learn a language.” Charlotte


“The Language Show gave me many resources that I find very helpful for my Spanish lessons.” Rebecca


“My favourite stall was the EU as they gave me many resources giving me an insight into an interpreting career; I was even give the opportunity to try it out!” Rachelle


“During the trip we were able to explore diverse cultures and learn about languages; one of them being from Korea.  This helped me to expand my linguistic horizon.”  Esther