We have still to finish setting up these sites for S2 French, S3 French, N4/5 French and Higher French. Once these are ready, we will share the links here. Please note that, due to the element of personalisation and choice in the AH courses, we have chosen not to create google sites for these. You may, however, find the Higher sites handy for grammar reminders.
We hope that you find these resources helpful and if you have any comments about them or requests for something that we haven’t added, please just let your teacher know and we’ll do what we can to provide this for you 🙂
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Students of Chinese from Edinburgh University are offering a series of 6 online lessons in Mandarin and Chinese culture.
Days and times will be agreed between us and Edinburgh University, but there is scope for the lessons to take place during school time (so you would be excused from other lessons).
The online lessons will cover any aspect of language and culture that you are interested in.
If you want to make the most of this opportunity, please sign up by adding your name and tutor group to the poster on Miss Ritchie’s classroom door (ML2) by Fri 16th October (the start of the October break), or send an email directly to Miss Ritchie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our ability to travel may be curtailed for the moment, but why not bring the world into your home and widen your language listening by boogying along to this fab playlist compiled by the Scottish Centre for Language Teaching?
If you feel inspired, why not make a tiktok of your dance routine and share it with us by emailing it to Miss Ritchie (email@example.com)…The best ones will be posted on the Modern Languages Blog (if you’re happy for me to do that)! 🙂
More than ever, people are looking for ways to keep learning online. Wherever you’re learning right now, it’s important to stay motivated. Follow these tips to keep your language learning goals on track — and give you some extra motivation for the rest of your day.
In 3 months’ time, we will be paying a visit to our German partners in beautiful Bavaria.
In order for us to get the most out of our trip in terms of language, I am posting all of the talking assessments that you would have done in S3 German. Please take time to go over these and challenge yourself to ask and answer the questions on each topic below. You will find a summary of all the cue-cards under “Overview of S3 German questions” and the other sheets provide help to break it down and learn the vocab.
I will be sharing these with Frau Theis from our partner school, Schmuttertal Gymnasium so that your host families know what kinds of questions you should be able to cope with. Speaking as much German as you can from the start will boost your confidence and help you to learn more, more quickly.
But don’t worry – the whole visit is not just one massive speaking test! There will be so much to discover and enjoy….I know you will love it!
During the last week of the second term, we welcomed our German exchange partners to North Berwick High School. Fourteen pupils (seven boys and seven girls) travelled to Scotland from Schmuttertal Gymnasium in Diedorf (ca. 1 hour from Munich in Bavaria). They were very warmly met!
Throughout the week of their stay, we visited Glasgow and Edinburgh. More locally, the whole S3 German class went with our guests on a trip to Torness power station. The German group also visited Seacliff Beach, Tantallon Castle and Glenkinchie Distillery.
Scottish and German pupils all got along very well, and there were even some tears on departure! We can’t wait to make our return visit in September and Miss Ritchie will be booking flights for this soon.
Exchange trips are a wonderful way to experience a different way of life and to broaden your horizons in a very personal way. They also offer a fantastic opportunity to deepen languages skills, cultural understanding and to grow as a person. Thank you to everyone who participated in this first part of the exchange – whether you were hosting or making the effort to be part of the events.
You can read comments from our German visitors here (scroll down to the Poll Everywhere responses):