Celebrities who speak other languages

Languages are a secret skill – you never know who can speak them! Check this out:

Watch Celebrities Speaking Other Languages

Miss R

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What languages can do for you

Today we had an interesting session with everyone in S3. We met in the assembly hall and talked about how learning a language can enhance your skills and enrich your life – now, and in the future.

At the end of our session, Mick Burns gathered responses from pupils about what they had learned about languages. You can see everyone’s responses here:

PollEverywhere – What I learned about languages

Language Responses Poster

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S1 Famous Scot Quiz

As we approach St Andrew’s Day, S1 have prepared a quiz on some of the people who have contributed so greatly to our wee country over many years. And…they have done this in French!

Test yourself and see how many you can guess!

These quiz questions and answers have been prepared by 1C:
1C Scots quiz questions

1C Scots quiz questions – part 2

1C Scots quiz reponses

1C Scots quiz reponses – part 2

These ones have been prepared by 1F:

1F Scots quiz questions

1F Scots quiz reponses

1F Scots quiz – part 2 Q&A

Bien fait, tout le monde!

Miss R

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Changing perspectives

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

This article is well worth a read! Learning a language can really change the way you see the world….and your place in it! Thanks to Mr Coady for sharing this 🙂

Miss R

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Inspiring stories

French is such an eloquent language in which to express beauty.

Check out these inspiring videos:

Father and Son Interview after Paris attacks

Story of a survivor

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Languages Beyond School

If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in languages, check out tips and support on the SCILT website (SCILT = Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching…which doesn’t mean you have to become a languages teacher!!).

Beyond Languages

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Welcome back!

Hi everyone and welcome back for session 2015-2016!

I just wanted to let you know that, this session, our language drop-in sessions will continue to be held on Wednesday lunchtime from 1.15pm.

Please do drop by if you would like extra support or clarification with your language learning, or if you just fancy playing some language games, reading some foreign magazines, or chatting in your other languages.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Modern Languages Department

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French songs for free!

Frederic’s “Talk in French” blog today features a playlist of French songs that you can listen to for free via spotify.

600+ French Songs

He also has a range of 70 French Songs for Children.

Just the thing to add that continental feel when you’re enjoying your summer barbie!

Miss R


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Languages drop-in session

Throughout session 2015-16, the Modern Languages Department will continue to offer drop-in sessions on Wednesday lunchtime.

These sessions are intended to give pupils an additional opportunity to ask for clarification on things that they may not have quite grasped in class, for help with homework, and simply as an avenue to explore using language for fun and conversation. Often there is scope for teachers to work 1-to-1 with pupils.

So pop along to see us for 10 minutes or so and seek out some extra learning…we will be pleased to see you!

Miss Ritchie

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French eBooks for young learners

Great news for the weekend! After your French exams today, I know you’ll be buzzing to do more French, so here are some kiddie’s books with videos that you can access to keep you entertained before the Eurovision song contest final kicks off…

Amusez-vous bien!

Miss R

(PS) The link below is also available under French in the blogroll links.

French eBooks for young learners

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