Monday, 25 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Competing for Tile Hill Wood en français

30 Year 7 students spent tutorial today sitting a test - the UK wide Linguatrivia French competition, sponsored by Linguascope. We're going to find out in May whether we have any winners among our students. Bonne chance!

We had mail (from Japan)!

The letters from our exchange partners at Izumi High School have arrived:

Monday, 18 March 2013

Going cross-country with Skype!

Here are some impressions from our very first paired skype session with a 5. Klasse from the Hofenfels Gymnasium in Zweibrücken, Germany and one of our Year 7 classes. Students worked in pairs asking and answering questions in German, then in English ranging from introductions to favourite colour, music and school subject. Students then repeated this carousel-style with different German peers. We are very excited about continuing to work together and using Skype to learn languages cross-country! We used the time-difference to our advantage, so while we were in school, our German partners skyped from home which allowed us to connect many more learners than if they'd also been at school. You can get a flavour of the noise-level of 10 simultaneous conversations in German and English below - definitely one computer and headset per student next time!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Que es un amigo? AS Raps

These are our takes on this song:

Tokyo calling...

We have set up an initial skype partnership: 5 of our students have worked together on some speaking topics for GCSE and spoken with peers in Tokyo. Our next step is to incorporate this link into lesson time as the time difference has been difficult to work around.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Survey for CEIP número 54 de Alicante

Here is the link to the survey about our Skype session - Thank you again for taking part!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013