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Tuesday, 08 February 2011
The whole of the Boys' Division Year 9 took part in an inaugural
languages day designed to ignite a love for languages and show them
how useful language skills are for the future.
As part of the day, Guest French speaker Richard Peltier
presented a varied programme of activities including a presentation
dispelling the myth that everyone speaks English (in fact 4/5 of
the world's population does not). He spoke to the boys about the
origins of English, the links between English and French and the
importance of languages for future employment. He tested listening
skills through entertaining French advertisements and made the
learning interactive by involving the boys with questions, getting
them to hold up answer cards and encouraging them to play the
French version of Family fortunes.
Elsewhere, using the linguistic expertise of current staff,
pupils learnt Italian, Spanish and Ancient Greek for the first time
through classroom taster sessions.
Head of French, Carl Robson, said: "We were delighted to welcome
Richard Peltier back to talk to our year 9s extolling the virtues
of MFL study and its importance to them in later life. We wanted to
give our pupils an opportunity to learn new languages for the first
time. The day was a great success and we hope to repeat the
experience next year."
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